Poets, we made it: the dark nights are finally officially getting shorter, marked by a bright and shiny feature from the generous-minded and thoroughly thoughtful Valerie Lawson. This long-time long-gone host of our open mic returned with a beautiful, gentle, and welcoming set for the mighty good listeners of last Wednesday. Valerie’s feature was followed by a rockin’ slam with a few cool surprises, including a final face-off between Spencer Burchill and Kylie Noelle, each looking for a chance to qualify for Team Selection Slams on January 11 and January 18. Kylie took the win and the $10 home, but Spencer (and you!) can get one more chance at qualifying on January 4 at the Last Chance Slam.
Next week, though, we’ll be celebrating more than one Champion of Champion of the Cantab Lounge! Our headliner will be one-time champ Zanne Langlois of Portland, Maine. After Zanne’s feature, the last eight slam winners will be invited back to challenge our current champion, Jess Rizkallah. What a way to slam the door on 2016! Come early to get your full $3 worth, and think about staying late with us to judge the Champion of Champions poetry slam.