Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Last night, Evan J. Cutts breezed into town from his far-flung MFA program, bearing new work, new forms, and new florals (of course!). Evan read for us from his new Charlie Parker series, plus checked in with some erasures from his last visit to the Cantab feature slot: swing by to see one of our next few shows to see if you can catch this locally rooted poet in the house and grab a chapbook from him.

Our slam was a six-poet battle amongst late arrivals, open mic regulars, newcomers, and former team members: after a seemingly endless two-minute semi-final round (holy time penalties, batfriends), Myles Taylor took top honors with Sara H. just behind in the one-minute poem-off. Both slammers qualify for our 2020 slam team tryouts, which will take place in spring. Folks looking to qualify should check the schedule for our open slams, which are scheduled to run again in January!

Next week: if you were missing our workshop due to this week’s cancellation, you’ll be as thrilled as we are to hear that next week’s double feature, Cam Awkward-Rich and Franny Choi, will be offering an early-bird workshop as well. Come before 6:00 to get in on the generative writing fun, and we do recommend signing up in advance by email from the event page to guarantee yourself a spot in what will definitely be a popular event.