Welcome to September, poets! Last Wednesday, we said goodbye to August with an open mic packed with newcomers and with polished slammer Liv McKee in the feature slot. Liv brought us a sweet selection of thoughtful narrative, personal story, and punchy haiku in a beautifully performed feature; visit Liv and the crew up at Nitty Gritty Slam on a Tuesday in Albany sometime for a taste of one of our not-so-distant neighbors.
The slam that night was a solid four-poet affair with a strong Emersonian lean: the final round came down to one-time teammates Evan Cutts versus Myles Em Taylor. Evan took the final round win and the $10, leaving outgoing 2017 team member Myles to slam another day.
This coming Wednesday: we’ll feature local rhymester and favorite Al Gundy, as well as the coveted fourth open poetry slam in the series.