June is a five-Wednesday, month, Cantabbers: it’s like a month with an extra payday of poetry, just in time to get your summer started off right! Big ups to Matt Mason for kicking things off for us beautifully… Matt made us a quick pit-stop on the way to his next feature in Reykjavik, bringing us the trademark humor, insight, and quick turn-of-story he’s been bringing to slam since the glory days of the Cantab itself. If you want to grab one of his books before his Icelandic listeners snap them all up, you can follow up with him over at his website.
The slam that night was a cozy four-poet affair, coming down to famed Last-Chance-Champion Colin Killick versus relative newcomer Kai Banker in the final round. Kai took the big win, cementing their spot in the next Champion of Champions round, and leaving Colin another chance (don’t worry, there’s lots) to slam another day.
Next week: your excellent June continues with one of everybody’s top three poets, as Desireé Dallagiacomo will be in the house from NOLA. We’ll also have our fourth open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.