Welcome back to the Cantab, Boston students! It’s about that time of year again… When the returning students who know what’s up come and see us again for the first time, showing off all they’ve learned about home over the summer. Appropriately enough, our feature was Tatyana Brown, a Bay Area poet who lived with us for the summer months back in 2011! Tanya brought us a great selection of work about loves lost and strengths found, and, of course, she invited us to all come hang out at her own show in California. The slam was just one poet shy of filling up for late night, but that didn’t stop a number of experienced performers from throwing down… In fact, competing against their friends might have driven some of these folks to new heights! When the smoke cleared, it was Sophia Holtz at the top of the heap, with bartender Adam Stone just shy of the win.
Next week: we’re back on Wednesday with local writer and workshopper Michael F. Gill, and another open slam. And don’t forget: if you’re looking for another event to whet your poetry appetite during the week, you can some see the debut show of The Encyclopedia Show Somerville at the Davis Square Theatre on Monday, September 3! We’ll be doing an all-ages show that’s all about BEARS to kick off this new monthly series.