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Poetry Jam

Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam happens every Sunday with a different featured poet.

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February 26 · 7pm - March 26 · 10pm EST


Lizard Lounge 1667 Massachusetts Avenue Cambridge, MA 02138

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About this event

The Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam and Slam is an award-winning weekly feature at The Lizard Lounge, located at 1667 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge, MA. The Jam and Slam happens every Sunday, starting at 7:00 pm, and is hosted by Blake Newman with weekly guest co-hosts. There’s a $10 cover charge; Lizard Lounge is a 21+ club.

The Blake Newman Group, a collective of some of Boston’s finest musicians, provides a foundation for the spoken word performances. A featured poet, sometimes of national prominence, performs each week. The group’s uncanny ability to deftly provide spontaneous accompaniment, perfectly complementing each performance, has captivated audiences week after week, for over 20 years.

Whether you’re a Boston-area local or are exploring the region for the first time, you owe yourself a visit to this inspiring and entertaining event. Your impression of live poetry and all its possibilities will be forever changed!

The Improper Bostonian, which awarded the Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam/Slam “Best Poetry Series” said of the evening: “We highly recommend scuttling into the Lizard Lounge for this Sunday night tradition, still going strong after 20 years. First comes a slam with eight poets competing for a $100 prize. Then the featured poet takes the stage—headliners range from national names to local talents like Tufts lecturer Tanya Larkin and TED Fellow Iyeoka Ivie Okoawo. ….accompaniment from the [group] puts the poetry in motion, and you can bring your musings for the open mic that caps off the night.”

Lizard Lounge is a 21+ club.

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