It just wouldn’t be right to call Austin Hendricks‘ feature at the Cantab this past Wednesday “spider-infested;” after all, we invited the spiders over, enjoyed their company greatly, and, ultimately, were saddened to see their part in the feature end… So let’s call Austin’s carefully crafted, gently personal set something more like “spider-bedazzled” or “spiderfull” and hope that, if you missed it, you can get just an inkling of how safe, seen, and utterly charmed a well-placed spider poem can make you feel.
After Austin’s set, a mean foursome slammed off for a surprisingly crisp ten dollar prize; returning slammer Max May took the long road (via one tough tie) to the last round, only to be eliminated by an iceberg-staunch Cassandra de Alba at the final bell. Cassandra joins our crew of qualified slammers for the 2018 slam team; only three more chances remain!
Our next show on Wednesday, December 20, will feature Catherine Weiss, founder of Easthampton’s Pulp Slam and a proud Slytherin. And, yes, we’ll close the night with one of the final 8×8 slams of the season.