It’s exactly the middle of National Poetry Month, folks, and we are just hitting our stride here at the Cantab. This week, Cassandra de Alba celebrated the release of her chapbook on Horse Less Press: habitats, with a jam-packed feature of one-minute poems. Did you miss your chance to buy the book? Nope, you totally didn’t: she’s got tons of copies and will be back at the Cantab next week, not to mention still working hard at maintaining our tumblr page.
The slam following Cassandra’s feature was the last slam in our 8×8 series, with previous season champs Emily O’Neill and Chloé Cunha facing off for the ten dollar prize! Chloé took the win and also earns herself a spot in the May 4 World Qualifier Speed Slam.
Next week: we’re back with the Champion of Champions slam and very-temporarily-local poet Ross Gay! But before that, we hope you remember that we’ll be holding our second annual GRUDGE MATCH with the House Slam this Sunday, April 17: tickets are just $10 in advance ($15 at the door) for this all-star show. Check it out!