Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 30

It was another packed house downstairs for Miles Walser, CUPSI- and Write-Bloody-poet extraordinare. Miles brought a set that showed off his great range, from powerful slam voice to nuanced short work. His book is forthcoming in April, so keep an eye on the website for details! Our slam was packed as well and super-fun, with first-time slammers and returnees battling for the favor of some especially difficult-to-please judges. At the end of the night, Zeke Russell took home the ten bucks, edging out Melissa Newman-Evans in the final one-minute round.

Next Wednesday: bring an extra couple of bucks for a $5 cover charge, because it’s Team Selection Semi-Finals! Thirteen poets (that’s right, due to a tie, we have a bonus plus-one) will perform two poems each in the hope of surviving to the Finals in mid-March. It’s the shortest and most unusual night of the series –competing poets often pick their quirkiest poems to spend at this second night of three– so you won’t want to miss out. Click the link above to see who’s performing, as well as the order for the first round, so you can arrive in time to catch your favorite performer. See you there!