Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 22

The weather may be cooling off a bit, but the Cantab is definitely heating up for the end of the summer: Chicago-gone-Cornell editor Stevie Edwards drew a packed house last night, reading from her Write Bloody book Good Grief. She took us on a sweet, sad, and sometimes whiskey-soaked journey to come out with just a glimmer of hope on the other side. The slam was a rowdy one (Again! You people are animals! Literature-loving animals!), full up with new and veteran slammers who all seemed to have a different idea of what “three minutes” entails. Ultimately, the final round came down to Christian Drake and Zeke Russell, with Christian taking the night by just 0.1!

Good times, folks, and we’ll be back next week to do it all again. This time, our feature will be Jersey-to-Bay-Area performance poet Tatyana Brown. Our slam will be open once again, so you might want to rest up for another wild night. See you there!