One of the most excellent things about a live show, poetry regulars know, is the feeling that you are watching something unique and unreproducible happen right before your eyes. Last night’s Cantab show might have been one of the year’s best examples: a short, storyline-intense spotlight feature from Claudia Wilson, followed by a full set of old-and-new highly personal from Princess Moon, wherein neither poet had written product for sale but instead the ephemeral experience of their one-time performance. If you were there, you’re lucky enough to have that memory for yourself… If not, you might want to mark your calendar so you don’t miss any of our upcoming can’t-miss shows.
The slam that night was a wild six-poet affair, welcoming two first-time Cantab performers to the melee along with four experienced performers. The final round came down to a bartender vs. bartender death match, culminating in a big win for Adam Stone over Bobby Crawford, earning him $10 more in tip money and an invite back to the Champion of Champions slam on October 21.
Next week: it’s been a long time coming, but we finally have NPS Finals Stage favorite Jared Singer coming to feature in our tiny basement! We’ll also continue our 8×8 slams with the sixth open poetry slam in the series.