What what what! Did you make it out to the Cantab last night to see our standing-room-only (barely) show featuring Neiel Israel, 2016 World Qualifier winner and Boston Poetry Slam IWPS rep in an extended play feature? If you didn’t know, now you know: Neiel Israel does NOT mess around. An hour of show full of your favorite work, a few new 30/30 pieces, and all her fresh-polished poems ready for the Individual World Poetry Slam next week in Flagstaff, Arizona, plus balloons, cake, and the first encore the Cantab stage has seen in some years: we know you got your $5 worth out of the dirty little basement last night. Watch this space for a link to follow Neiel’s scores next week, as well as some of your other favorite NorthBEASTers who are in the Arizona mix.
Meanwhile, though, I guess we can’t all go to the southwest for the week… So those of us staying home will enjoy the enviable treat of a feature from the excellent Muggs Fogarty! At last, at last, we have rescheduled Muggs from a blizzard-time cancellation months ago, and so it’s well past time for us to welcome them to the stage. Remember, next week is also the eighth slam in the 8×8 series, which means it’s your last chance to grab a spot to challenge Jess Rizkallah at the Champion of Champions slam on October 19. What a month!