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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Two weeks in a row? We had mind-blowing craft-busting head-expanding features two weeks in a row at the Cantab? Yeah, sure, welcome back, summer travelers: Taylor Steele brought business as usual to the stage last Wednesday, which, of course, meant professional, exciting, perspective-changing and brave beautiful work. In addition to presenting her work around the country (and forthcoming on local pizza pi press), Taylor also co-manages the Union Square Slam: if you’re in NYC on a Tuesday, don’t hesitate to check it out.

Our slam this past week was an intimate affair, pitting four hard-working poets against one another over three rounds. The final pairing came down to Claudia Wilson and RebeccaLynn Gualtieri, whose work rose above the rest to tie in the finals! The audience was treated to one more pair of poems, with Claudia taking the big win.

This week: we’re back on Wednesday (of course! of course!) with a feature from newly minted National Poetry Slam Finalist Oomp(a) Will(iams), plus the third open slam in our 8×8 poetry slam series. Come get your spot on the open mic before the fall crowds swoop in!