Our jam-packed no-slam Wednesday started off early this week with a special workshop from Karrie Waarala. If you missed it, you also missed out on your chance to put together a new persona poem, complete with incisive discussion on the popularity of the trend! Get ready to hear some of the work generated there on the open mic in upcoming weeks… And we hope to have Karrie back soon for a full feature, too.
As awesome as Karrie is, we knew the house was packed last night for our scheduled headliner, though: Write Bloody author Anis Mojgani. With no slam afterwards to hold the show back, Anis brought us a special extended set for a room that was super-excited to hear his every word. Still didn’t get enough? You can catch him again at Boston University this Saturday night!
Next week: it’s back to business with the Team Selection Semi-Finals. The top twelve poets from the prelims will slam off in two rounds to see who goes to the Finals in two weeks! Check the link the show itself to see who’s in and who’s out –and start placing your beer bets now on who will comprise the 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Keep in mind that our show tonight will again be a $5 cover with a shortened open mic; we’ll return to our usual marathon open mic (and 8×8 open slam) on May 2.