A truly lovely time was had by all this past Wednesday at Emily O’Neill‘s long-awaited feature. This seven-year veteran of the Cantab broke our hearts, delighted us, then broke our hearts again with a series of her published and yet-to-be-published work. This lady is now officially booking for fall (and selling her brand-new books and CDs), so drop her a line if you have a gig available for her.
After Emily laid down the template of sound for the ladies in the room, the slam saw an all-lady finals as well: Austin Hendricks, first-time Cantab slammer, fell to Melissa Newman-Evans, who cements her spot in the 2014 team selection slams.
Next week: we’re back with kind-of-a-big-deal Bobby Crawford, your Individual World Poetry Slam representative from the Boston Poetry Slam! There’s no poetry slam tonight since Bobby will be doing an extended set; cover charge is $5 to help raise funds for Bobby’s trip to IWPS in Spokane this October.