Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

HOLY WOW, CANTABBERS!!11!1!! We are still recovering from a truly awesome slam this past Wednesday, when eight poets took the stage for a four-round slamstravaganza to determine the one and only Boston Poetry Slam rep to the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam. At the end of the night, only one poet was left standing, and a beautifully supportive packed room was there to see it. Ready for the rankings? (You’re not ready:)

1. JR Mahung
2. José Zepeda
3. RebeccaLynn
4. Neiel Israel
5. Myles Taylor
6. Sam Zilli
7. Lip McDonald
8. Cassandra de Alba

Congratulations to JR, who will represent us at the indy tournament this October! And, please, a huge round of applause for all the competitors, who, to a poet, left their heart and soul on our little stage.

This week: we’ve got glorious goodness ahead of us on Wednesday, folks. Do you need to write a poem this week? Look no further than Sara Brickman’s early-bird workshop; this award-winning poet and smart-as-a-whip workshop leader will help you generate something new. Can’t make it for our 5:30ish workshop start time? No worries: our regular-length open mic will start at 8:00 p.m. as usual, with Sara taking the stage for a full feature set around 10:00, and an open slam in our 8×8 series to close the night.