About

The Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam and Slam is an award-winning weekly feature of The Lizard Lounge located at 1667 Massachusetts Ave. in Cambridge MA.   The Jam and Slam happen every Sunday night at 7:30 pm and hosted by Joyce Cunha, Art Collins, Clarissa Monét and Jeff Robinson. There’s an $8 cover charge at the door, and you must be 21 years old or older to enter the venue.

A featured poet, sometimes of national prominence, performs each week, and The Jeff Robinson Trio, a jazz collective comprised of three of Boston’s most well-known and heralded musicians, lay down the musical foundation for spoken word performances that have made this event a must-see for more than 20 years.  If you are local to the Boston area or visiting for the very first time, you owe it to yourself to check out this amazing night — you will never think of live poetry in quite the same way again.

We have an eStore that raises funds for the Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam Team to attend the annual National Poetry Slam. Please buy a T-shirt, coffee cup or a hat and support the poets.

Boston's Best Seal Winner 2017

The Lizard Lounge Poetry Jam & Slam won the Improper Bostonian’s “Best Poetry Series 2017” and here is what they had to say about us;

“We highly recommend scuttling into the Lizard Lounge for this Sunday night tradition, still going strong after 20 years. First, comes a slam that has 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. Jazz accompaniment from the Jeff Robinson Trio puts the poetry in motion, and you can bring your own musings for the open mic that caps off the night.” CLICK HERE FOR MORE