Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 28, 2016

Oh, National Poetry Month! We are sure gonna miss you… Like we are already missing Rose Smith, one of the rarest touring poets we’ve ever had the joy to book out of Columbus, Ohio. Rose started her set with an understated opening, drawing the crowd close to hang on her every printed word… And finished out with two big performances of some of her biggest and best-known pieces from her years in slam. Thanks so much to Rose for traveling to see us!

After Rose’s feature, we held our Last Chance Slam, the final speed slam of the year and the ultimate year to get in on our World Qualifier Speed Slam next week. The one-minute round for all the marbles came down to RebeccaLynn Gualtieri and Cassandra de Alba: with her signature 50%-under-the-time-limit style, RebeccaLynn took 100% of the $10 prize and locks herself in as a favorite for the big show.

Want to see who else is competing in the big show next Wednesday? Click here for the complete list, and don’t forget to pack a $5 bill for the increased cover charge; we’ll be raising money to send our World Qualifier winner to the 2016 Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff, Ariz.