It was a special night at the Cantab last night, as regulars and newcomers alike turned out in force for Mckendy Fils-Aimé‘s IWPS send-off feature. The open mic was an exceptional one, the kind that’s given us our reputation as the best in the country, with a short and fine spotlight from Richmond-via-NYC poet John Survivor Blake. Mckendy then took the stage for an extended feature slot, showing off all the work he’s been polishing (and some he’s been hiding in his pockets!) for the Individual World Poetry Slam next week in Fayetteville, Arkansas! There’s still time yet for you to grab a ticket or drive down to see the show, but if you aren’t able to get there in person, you can also follow along on the official tournament website to see how Mckendy and the rest of the field are faring.
Next week: Mckendy might be away, but Brian S. Ellis will be in town to play! Our much-missed regular is back for just a few shows in the Boston area, and we’re lucky to get him for a night. This show will sell out, so see our FAQ for tips on getting in to see the open mic and/or feature. We’ll close next week’s show with the last slam in our current 8×8 series.