The heat was on in the Cantab this past Wednesday, folks! Literally (since it was the coldest Wednesday of the year so far) but also figuratively, of course… Chris August lit up the stage with his brilliant personality and powerful storytelling, showing just how he took the championship at the Individual World Poetry Slam back in 2011. Official photographer Rich Beaubien was in the house to capture just a little of the action.
The slam was another hot one as well, wherein Brenna Kleiman took top honors over Dave McKenna and grabbed one of the last chances left to qualify for the 2013 Team Selection Slams.
Next week: bartender Adam Stone has spent the year putting together an amazing anthology for the Cantab Lounge, spanning over twenty years of poetry performed on our little stage. To that end, he’s been reading covers on the mic all year– and hoarding his own poetry, we suspect! Come see him break out some new-to-you work, plus finish the night with an open slam in the 8×8 series.