Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 15

We had a packed house last night for a really solid open mic, featuring poets new and old and including a special spotlight from London birthday girl Rachel Rose Reid. Then we had a sweet feature from April Penn! Our beloved every-week open mic standout brought us a solid selection of some lesser-heard, longer work, as well as a brand-new chapbook (Notebook girl) for us to enjoy. Awesome! Our slam was packed with really excellent work: at the end of the night, Ken Green rose to the top with Zeke Russell, with Zeke edging out newcomer Ken in the final round.

Next week: Marshall Gillson started in Providence, moved down to Atlanta, and then came to live with us in Boston… On the way he developed his performance poetry voice, hip-hop oeuvre, and a host of nerdy references that he secretly really wants you to get. Come hang out with us for his feature, sandwiched right between our weekly open mic and an open 8×8 poetry slam.