It’s been a tough week in the world, Cantabbers, and, once again, we are deeply relieved to have a community to come home to. Our open mic was thoughtful and extra-welcoming this week, and our feature, Brendan Constantine, really knocked it out of the park with a heartfelt, intelligent, funny, and impeccably performed set. If you didn’t get a chance to brave the outrageous line (!) (!!) to get his books, you can still find all his work over at his website. After the feature, our slam was an intimate affair with just five folks: newcomers Lihi and WLK the Poet faced off in the final round, with WLK taking the big win and the $10.
Next week: we kick off our Summer of Slam with our first 4×4 team match of the season! Nationals-bound slam teams from New York City, Northampton, and the House Slam in Boston will take on the home team in a highly competitive “friendly” to warm the teams up for the National Poetry Slam. Cover charge is $5 to help support your home teams’ trip to NPS in August.