Congratulations! Happy National Poetry Month! What is this life! Last night, we were ultra-pleased to host a release party for Brandon Melendez’s hyper-new and shiny book, Gold That Frames the Mirror, a collection exploring family, home, joy, and just a little bit of tequila. It’s been an honor and a joy to host Brandon as a beloved local, team member, and slam champ at the Cantab, and his feature touched on many of the poems we’ve come to love and plenty of new work for us to learn from. Great gratitude to everyone who came to the basement to make this such a warm and special affair.
Next week: heads-up heads-up, we will have a slightly shorter open mic on Wednesday! But why? Oh, only because we have qualified THIRTEEN lucky slammers for our Semi-Final Team Selection Slam, a two-round affair wherein poets have seven whole minutes to spend. Watch for some new work, some free-wheeling long-form, and surely a good dose of surprises as this baker’s dozen compete for the eight spots in our May 15 Finals. Click here to see the roster!