Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 14, 2016

After months of patient waiting, we were extremely pleased to finally welcome Columbus poet and SlamMaster Scott Woods back to our mic this past Wednesday. Scott selected a moving set for us this visit, taking on persona, offering advice, and kicking sand over the line between ally and enemy. If you missed it, and you can’t get to Columbus for next Wednesdays Writers’ Block poetry slam (too bad for you), you can pick up his book, Urban Contemporary History Month, from Brick Cave Media.

The slam last week was the seventh in our last 8×8 of the year, and featured six poets raring to grab some extra points for the upcoming Team Selection Slams. Those already qualified had to make way for a first-time-this-season winner, though: after fighting his way up one side of the bracket, finalist Ron fell to eventual victor Austin Hendricks. Congratulations to Austin: welcome to the series!

Next Wednesday will be the longest night of the year, so we are pleased to bring you an extra-bright poet: one-time Boston Poetry Slam host Valerie Lawson will make a return to our stage. We’ll also enjoy the final open poetry slam in the 8×8.