Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cantabbers! Elbow bumps and hygienic waves to everyone who came out last night for a warm and supportive night. A half-dozen early birds perched expectantly on chairs for torrin a. greathouse to workshop the unreliable narrator: and boy-o, did she come through with a wonderful series of prompts and guidelines. This poet was only in town for one special night, but if you loved her workshop and/or spot on the open mic, please check out her website for product and more info.

After a friendly open mic marked with talented newcomers and blossoming regulars, Adam Falkner got down to business featuring. This long-time slammer with remarkable academic cred brought a confident and crafted set to the stage, settling our rowdy pre-slam crowd into a deep-listening mood. Adam’s got gigs at Slam Free or Die tonight and Porter Square books in the next two days; if you can’t make those, maybe you wanna take a peek at his website to purchase his new book, The Willies (Button Poetry).

And, lastly, the grand end to a grand night: our four-poet slam was comprised of steely-eyed regulars, all out hunting a berth at the 2020 Team Slam Preliminaries. Taking the big win was returning heavy hitter Bobby Crawford, trailed by just a few tenths by fellow qualifier and rising star Mugs Myers. What an awesome night!

Next week: our scheduled feature is Lip Manegio, touring behind new release We’ve All Seen Helena (Game Over Books), followed by an open slam. Hope to see your healthy faces there!