This May marked the annual “Anything Goes” slam. Without disappointment—considering the May two-four brain drain—LPS had a wonderful turnout, with many folks taking advantage of the no-rules slam to share their favourite covers. Taking third was Bryton McKinnon who performed “Patience” by Damien Marley and Nas. The second place winner was Ben McCabe who did a Saul Williams poem called “I’ve Been Thinking Bout Love”. Finally, Andrew Way kicked some poetic butt winning first place with a notable rendition of Jarred Singer’s “Love Letter from an Entomologist.”
Other highlights from the evening include Ubong performing a Chris Brown cover and Rachel Rensby spitting two notable originals!
With an electrifying cadence, Macer graced the stage and delivered an unforgettable feature blending nature and story-telling into classical meter.
You can now experience slam poetry twice a month. Our next slam will be on June 15th at the London Music Club, and the next Youth Poetry Slam is at the Palace Theatre on June 23rd. Worth mentioning: the top 5 youth poets will go on to compete at the Ontario Youth Poetry Slam against Toronto, Guelph and Ottawa youth slam teams. Come support the local poetry community; now twice a month!