Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What a sweet Cantab week, folks! It was our great honor and pleasure to host Evan Jymaal Cutts for his farewell-to-Boston hello-to-MFA-program feature. Evan treated us to a long-arcing set and an unflinching joy of self; this badass co-host will be much missed when he departs for parts southwest.

Our slam was a surprising two-poet heads-up affair: Red Maienza, one-time Last Chance teammate to Evan, and fellow co-host Nora Meiners slammed off in a three-round competition that came down to the very last poem. Nora took the win and the $10, sending Red back to New Hampshire empty-handed (but you can hear them again here soon at our July 18 NorthBEAST Regional).

Next week: it’s indy finals! The World Qualifier series finishes up with a four-round, progressive elimination slam featuring top finishers from the speed slams. It’s a $5 cover that night to see Myles Em Taylor, Lip McDonald, JR Mahung, Sam Zilli, Neiel Israel, José Zepeda, Cassandra de Alba, and RebeccaLynn take the stage in this winner-take-all knock-down slam. Bring your judging face and your beer dollars! See you in the basement!