Cold? You think it’s cold outside? Well, last week’s feature, Beau Williams, started his poetry career in Manchester and has since moved to the even-more-frozen even-more-north, Portland, Maine… What we’re trying to say is that the man knows how to warm a heart, and did a fabulous job of it that past Wednesday. Those who stayed late enough to keep warming the last stools at the bar also got to see a special treat: our speed slam was won by Seattle’s not-too-cool-for-us Mary Lambert, who defeated Bobby Crawford in the final round of a wildly fun speed slam. (Also of note: Mary’s touring partner, Rose McAleese, took a graceful defeat to Mary in the second round of the slam. Thanks for slamming so far from home, ladies!)
Next Wednesday: we’re back with the roasting-hot slam work of Miles Walser, Minneapolis and Write Bloody poet touring far from home! We’ll also continue our speed slams (that’s 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds) with the third in the series.