Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A sweet and super night at the Cantab last night, folks: give it up in your hearts right now for Valerie Loveland, who brought her latest books to a jam-packed poetry feature on our basement stage last night. The open mic played host to a number of newcomers, all promising to stay as long as the departing regulars we lost to the beginning of the new semester this week. It was a great night to listen closely and well.

Tom Slavin hosted a packed slam to close the evening, featuring a number of exciting upsets and one blistering tie: Spencer Burchill survived a semi-final poem-off only to fall to Ron in the final round. Ron gets a slam win under his belt and an invite to return to our champs slam in the future! His opponents in that slam are TBD, of course: if you want to get in on it, you’ll need to sign up for next week’s slam when you arrive to see two-time WOWPS finalist Taylor Steele feature for us. Time to get writing!