Well, heck, Cantabbers: this past week’s super-smart open mic was loving enough to make the walls blush– we can’t blame poets for the new paint job, but it sure is something when the night plays to the stage’s pink glow. Glowing herself as the buttercream icing on it all was Emily O’Neill, longtime Cantabber come to the feature slot with work from her second book, a falling knife has no handle, as well as work from her upcoming projects. Thanks especially to Emily for a fabulous early-bird workshop that helped inform our open mic so decadently: if you missed it, your next chance at a workshop is on October 10 with Muggs Fogarty, and we can’t possibly go overboard recommending that show to you, too.
Next week: we’re kicking off October with a hyoooog night! JR Mahung, our beloved rep to the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam, will perform a one-hour set after our usual open mic. We’re expecting new poems, newly memorized poems, newly not-so-memorized-but-check-this-out poems, and a high-level of JR-level sassback, possibly even exceeding the poems. Come for the art, stay for the banter and also the art, and don’t forget that we are a $5 cover charge in our last push to fund JR’s trip to San Diego for IWPS.