I hope you folks have noticed that we really have the hang of 2014 here at the Boston Poetry Slam: totally baller features, all-star highly competitive slams, and open mics showcasing new work week after week. This Wednesday at the Cantab was no different, as we welcomed longtime regular and aspiring minister Sam Teitel to the stage. Sam graced us with one of his last two features before “retiring” temporarily to focus on school (tomorrow is his final show at Slam Free or Die in Manchester)… We feel confident he’ll be back, but it was still a little teary in the house as he took us on his roller coaster ride of sadness, sass, and sarcasm.
The night was capped off by the first slam in our speed slam series! Competing poets had three rounds with decreasing time limits in which to try to impress the judges. The last poets standing for the one-minute round were Bobby Crawford and Chloé Cunha. Bobby’s surreal tribute to James Tate took second seat to Chloe’s auto-treerotica sonnet, giving Chloé the first win of the season.
Next Wednesday: we return with the fabulous Porsha O, Lizard Lounge star and two-time Women of the World Poetry Slam finalist! We’ll also have another speed slam, so dust off (or get writing) your 2- and 1-minute poems.