Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 30

Oh, Cantabbers, your heads must be pounding. Relax, it’s not a hangover: it’s all last night’s “poetry” fighting with everything else you’ve ever enjoyed. For those who missed it… We spent a remarkable evening last night glorifying the worst poetry bartender Adam Stone could find with the biggest performances we could muster for the Boston Poetry Slam’s first ever Box of Doom.

Some notable crowd favorites included April Ranger’s incredibly dramatic version of “Sunglasses at Night”, Justin Sweetheart’s rendition of “MacArthur Park” (sorry, Donna Summer), and the night’s runner-up “winner,” the duet of Sue Savoy and Nathan Comstock covering “My Humps.” Some other fascinating unknown work also rose to the top, though, and our final winner was Antonia Lassar, who put on her best Long Island granny accent to mourn a long-dead-Irishman, as written by we-don’t-want-to-know. Congrats on your big $5 win, Antonia!

Next week: we’re back to good poetry folks (thank goodness), with Erich Haygun returning from Vancouver for a visit and a feature. We’ll also close the night with an open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.