Happy solstice time, Cantabbers; we were so pleased to celebrate one of the longest nights of the year with one of the premier curators in New England, Northampton poet Catherine Weiss. This editor-in-chief and slam founder showed off her slam cred both on and off the page, bringing her beautifully illustrated work to the merch table as well. Catherine’s stellar feature also set up a great open poetry slam, featuring Manchester 2017 IWPS rep Sara Mae vs. Boston Poetry Slam 2008 NPS rep Harlym125 in the final round; in a battle for the generations, Sara Mae took the win and the big $10 home in time for some holidays.
Next Wednesday: our last show of the calendar year will feature a much-missed sometime-regular home from her MFA program in Chicago… Emily Duggan, MFA candidate, dramaturg, and storyteller-poet. The open slam that night will be one of the last remaining to qualify to try out for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team. See you there!