We’ve actually been waiting years to welcome back 2011 Boston Poetry Slam Team member Rachel McKibbens. One of our favorite writers, performers, and home-team slammers, Rachel put together a remarkable set for us, absolutely packed with poetry, emotion, and that feeling of reward that comes with new ideas. As always, her feature left us tingly, weepy, and energized to write. We followed up with a solid slam where Melissa Newman-Evans pulled out all the stops to defeat a very strong Dave “Snake Eyes” McKenna in the final round, earning the ten dollars and the first qualifying spot for the 2014 slam team. What a great night!
Next week: we welcome long-time local favorite April Penn to the feature slot, and our 8×8 open slam series continues. See you there!