Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Tax Day has come and gone, Cantabbers, and with it the wild and emotional celebration we have come to associate with… Our feature Emily Rose! Emily brought us a classic chapbook and a hot new manuscript, dipping into each for a series of succulent one-minute treats. The reeling audience knew themselves for extra-lucky when Emily finished her set: we got a sneak preview last night, but you’ll want to watch for her upcoming publication with Thoughtcrime Press.

The slam was jam-packed with eight poets who came prepared for speed! The final one-minute-don’t-blink round came down to new slammer Kylie Noelle and veteran performer Ed Wilkinson. The judges had been totally into both poets all night, but gave Kylie the decisive win and the big $10.

Next week: we’re back with NYC poet and NPS showcase performer Chanel Dupree and our seventh speed slam in the 8×8 series… But wait, there’s more: this Sunday, April 19, we have a special presentation at OBERON in Harvard Square!

That’s right, it’s THE GRUDGE MATCH, a cooperative/competitive fundraiser with Boston’s newest poetry slam, The House Slam. Come see poets from each venue go head-to-head on the OBERON stage! It’s all for bragging rights and a chance to raise money to send both venues’ teams to the National Poetry Slam. Tickets are going fast and WILL sell out, so you’ll want to grab yours soon or risk missing the city’s biggest slam of the year!