It was a packed and respectful house last night for local poet, organizer, workshopper, and all-around good guy Michael F. Gill. A poet with a real ear for sound and texture, Michael presented some old favorites and some bright shiny new work, all of it pleasing to our audience’s ear. He also released a chapbook, The Unglued Field: interested parties might want to track him down to find a copy!
The slam was a doozy as returning students fought against summer veterans, all looking for a spot in the January Team Selection Slams (and, of course, the coveted $10 prize). Meaghan Ford and Ed Wilkinson defeated some formidable opponents to reach the finals, with Ed taking the win in the final round.
Next week: we’re back with Columbus poet Ellie White on her first tour! We’ll also have the sixth open poetry slam in our ever-popular 8×8 series.