Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It just wouldn’t be Sober October without Carrie Rudzinski in the house, folks! This world-traveling poet (and recent Individual World Poetry Slam Finalist!) came home to roost with us for just a short while, celebrating her travels and tribulations with our room. If you missed her feature, you’ll have to track her down to get her live CD of performances from the Boston Poetry Slam… But she does have a couple of books available on Amazon if you find yourself stranded and in need.

Our slam that night got off to a rousing start, with more than one out-of-towner making the trip especially to compete on the Boston stage. The last two standing were Portland’s Robin Merrill and Manchester’s Ed Wilkinson! We think Ed just might have put down a few local roots over the years, though, as he eeked out a win over Robin in the finals with great work performed from all parties.

Also this week… The Encyclopedia Show continued with the season’s second episode, all about SERIAL KILLERS. The art was heavy and the jokes were fast and furious; fortunately, all announcements of deaths were premature and the entire cast lives for another day. Extra-special thanks to our performing artists from the poetry scene: Patrick S., Lauren Elma Frament, Wes Hazard, and Megan Thoma, all hosted flawlessly by Kevin Spak and Aimee Rose Ranger. Did you miss the show? No worries: we’re back on Monday, November 18 with all poems and art about THE ZODIAC. See you in Davis Square!

Tonight, of course, the poetry cavalcade continues in Cambridge with Chad Anderson, New Jersey performance poet and coach. We’ll finish up the night with the eighth and final open slam in this season’s Champion of Champions series!