Sure, maybe Radio Boston told you all Suzi Q. Smith was going to be a great feature, but we at the Boston Poetry Slam are especially glad to see how many investigative folks trekked out to our basement on a cold night to see for themselves! As predicted, Suzi rocked the mic, opened some eyes, and even brought us a new form poem (in chapbook format) to try. Thanks so much to our excellent open mic, too, packed with newcomers, old friends, and good work all around.
With just a few open slams left until Team Selection Preliminaries, competition is really heating up during the late-night part of the show! This week was no exception, as Omoizele “Oz” Okoawo battled against Chris Lee in the final round, ending with a dynamic performance by Chris that netted him the win.
Next week: as the New Year draws to a close, we often welcome back poets who have moved away. This year will be no exception, as our feature will be the much-missed David Winter. Our slam that night will be our first-ever Sestina Slam– the roster is already full, but if you’d like to hear a whole buncha six-pointed poems slammed, this is your night! It’ll also be our last show of 2013, so come hang out with us and maybe knock back some drinks at the bar for auld lang syne.