Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 24

If you were at home last Wednesday night, but suddenly were awash in a feeling that you were missing something wonderful… Let’s just say you should have been at the Cantab. Gypsee Yo gave a wonderful feature, showing off why she’s reached the top level of slam competition as well as recognition in the overall community. We were also privileged to hear the sound of some of her work in Albanian– while surrounded by a group of Cantab visitors who knew exactly what she was talking about. We thank Gypsee for the opportunity to hear some rarely-read work in a remarkable environment.

After a powerful female feature, we somehow ended up with… An all-man slam? Eight guys put on a pretty great show, with Zeke Russell taking the final round over some newer short work from Oz. Zeke takes home the ten bucks and qualifies to try out for the 2013 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Team Selection Slams for 2013, by the way, will begin in January this year: check out the series rules for evolving dates and news.

Next week: it’s time to celebrate Halloween at the Cantab! This year, we’ll be doing it with a Dead Poets’ Slam, featuring more than sixteen locals in character as their favorite poet-gone-by. The slam is full, but everyone else is encouraged to perform in the voice of a dead poet on the open mic– or dress in costume– or both! Get ready for the scariest Halloween yet: all poetry, all night.