Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A break in the October/November rain came just in time for Wednesday poetry tonight, and we had great turnout for the delightfully unapologetic Cheryl Maddalena. This lady from Boise has sass, moxie, and also a poem to make you feel that your penis is beautiful, just in case you hadn’t thought about it lately. You are the luckiest! (But if you missed her, no worries: you can head north and catch her at Slam Free or Die in Manchester tonight.)

Speaking of moxie: only six poets gathered up enough to slam in the show last night, but they were a fearsome six! The finals came down to Catherine Martin and Emily Carroll, who skillfully (but almost reluctantly) took the win, the ten-dollar prize, and the first spot in January’s Champion of Champions slam.

Next week: we’re back with surreal and mid-expanding storyteller Manvir Singh, as well as another open slam. But wait! You can cure today’s post-Cantab-gray-day blues by binging on the rest of your Halloween candy and heading over to Fazenda TONIGHT to catch gaelle win robin at Moonlighting, hosted by Emily while she’s fresh off her slam win. See you there!