Whoo! We found the stage lights at Radio! This fabulous red-and-brick bar took in a growing number of poetry fans in the rain, starting off with a cool generative prompt from Mckendy Fils-Aimé (a little John Murillo, anyone?). Our open mic was packed –maybe it’s the 5-minute time limit that makes it so popular– and then we listened up to Simone Beaubien kick out a totally weird set, complete with new poems composed in the midwest! Mckendy closed the night with his own set, a reflective series of portraits that had the workshoppers inspired enough to scurry for notepaper.
Next Monday: we’re back with a 2012 Boston Slam Team double-whammy! On Monday, May 21, Melissa Newman-Evans and Kemi Alabi will share feature time starting at 9:00. You’ll want to get there at 8:00 for the open mic, or, even better, come at 7:00 for Melissa’s writing workshop! Doors open at 6:30 for a 21+ show, and cover charge is just $5 for the whole night.