It was a dark and stormy night this past Wednesday in Cambridge, folks, but that didn’t stop a hardy and enthusiastic crowd from piling into the venue to see a feature from Gabriel Ramirez. Gabriel dropped a little rhyme on us before launching into the narratives that helped push his National Poetry Slam teams to semi-finalist finishes, then closed with a remarkable themed mini-set from his chapbooks about his brother. Looking forward to seeing what those poems inspire in our open mic in coming weeks.
The slam was an intense foursome of gotta-qualify-for-2017 poets, coming down to a split decision over rounds one and two between Nora Meiners and Allison Truj. After the third and final round, Truj emerged with the victory and the ten dollar bill! Congratulations to Truj on her first open slam win in three years(!) (welcome back!) at the Cantab Lounge.
Next week: tell your friends, tell them to tell their friends, and if y’all have haters, make sure you tell them, too… Jasmin Roberts is coming all the way from her Northampton scene and her poems are gonna mess you up good. Come celebrate with us in the basement as we wind down the end of 2016!