Cambridge’s Two Poetry Slams Welcome SlamPapi Marc Smith for National Poetry Month
Cambridge, Mass., – Every poetry slam, from Portland to Paris, starts the same way: “The poetry slam was invented in the 1980s by a Chicago construction worker named Marc Smith…”. Now, Marc Smith, the slam’s much touted, much so-whatted SlamPapi, will hit up Cambridge on his tour of the east coast.
On Thursday, April 12, Marc Smith will perform in the newly restored theater of the Central Square YMCA. Marc Smith, founding voice of the poetry slam movement, experienced showman, and leader of Chicago’s long-running SpeakEasy poetry group, will headline this special event. Marc’s work will be backed by the improv jazz stylings of the Jeff Robinson Trio.
In addition, the event will showcase local poetry slam superstars Iyeoka Okoawo and Adam Stone, as well as Worcester’s own Duende, a poetry/music duo composed of long-time slammer Tony Brown and bassist Faro.
This special show, a cooperative effort between the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge and the Lizard-Lounge based Poetry Jam Collective, will benefit the area’s two poetry slam teams; both venues will send a slam team to the 2007 National Poetry Slam in Austin, Texas.
Doors for the show open at 7:00. The showcase poets will begin at 8:00 and Marc Smith will follow. Tickets for this all-ages show are $12 at the door. Advance tickets for $10 may be purchased at the Sunday night Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam, 1667 Mass Ave. or at the Wednesday night Boston Poetry Slam at 738 Mass Ave.
The Boston Poetry Slam at The Cantab Lounge
every Wednesday at 8:00 p.m.
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The Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam downstairs at the Cambridge Common
every Sunday at 8:00 p.m.
1667 Massachusetts Avenue, Cambridge, Mass.http://email@example.com