Did someone tell you that the Cantab would be less packed the week before Christmas? If so, they were definitely lying: every seat was filled for Deonte Osayande, who came all the way from Detroit to rock the house on his last New England stop. The slam was full of surprises, with the judges clearly affected by the dense and surreal work they enjoyed during the open mic; the final round saw Adam Stone defeated by Omoizele Okoawo, and thus concludes the last slam in our current 8×8 series!
Oh, and a reminder: anyone who told you we wouldn’t be laying poetry down on the day after Christmas is definitely just trying to keep the great upcoming feature by Casey Rocheateau to themselves. Come see Casey present a full set, then stick around for the Champion of Champions slam, where we invite the past eight winners to slam off for the title, currently held by Zanne Langois.