Happy November, Cantabbers! It might feel like spring, but it’s election season… Which means we have some of our favorite thinkers and educators taking the stage as winter draws nigh. This past Wednesday, DC slam champ, NOLA poet, and Harvard doctoral candidate Clint Smith graced our stage, giving us plenty of food for thought with the dynamism we only wish our schoolteachers had all had. Clint’s still new to town, so don’t forget that he’s available for bookings and to invite to your readings: get at him at his personal website.
Our slam, one of the last eight remaining before team qualifiers, showed off a lot of poets getting serious about competition! Chief among these were finalists Chloé Cunha and Neiel Israel. Despite Chloé possibly having slammed more poems on the Cantab stage than anyone else this year, National Poetry Slam veteran Neiel took her first ever Cantab win. What a night!
Next week: we’re back with another brilliant thinker in residence in Cambridge… It’s Joshua Bennett, UPenn slam sensation and Kinfolks founding editor. Plus, we’ll finish the night with the third slam in the current 8×8 series. See you there!