After the finish of last week’s huge World Qualifier Slams, we knew we’d have to bring in a major player to keep the Cantab’s momentum going. No problem! First our open mic got a spotlight visit from Joe Brundidge, famed Neo-Soul slammer from Austin, Texas, who teased us first with haiku, then tenderized us with his heartfelt work. Our headliner, featured poet Sierra DeMulder, finished the job like the two-time national champ and double-published author that she is; her newest book is available online at WriteBloody.com. Finally, a big slam finished up the night, with Ed Wilkinson surviving a semi-final round tie-breaker to ultimately take the win over Michael Monroe.
Next week: it’s finally time for our long-awaited Erotic Poetry Night! This year’s show will feature an extended (heh heh) open mic, as well as our first-ever Head-to-Head Dirty Haiku Slam, produced by Gary Hoare. Our eight slammers have been confirmed, and they are ready to horrify and delight: Patrick S., Jade Sylvan, Adam Stone, Cassandra de Alba, Harlym125, April Penn, Jessica Lovina O’Neill, and Brandi Macdonald. This night will sell out, so arrive early if you want an open mic spot or a seat, and be prepared to wait in line to enter.