Tonight at the Cantab, it’s a very special invite-only theme slam! Two teams of poets will battle it out to see who is the starriest, Trek or Wars. Slamming for the Trekkies are Wes Hazard, Sierra Lister, Jonah Comstock, Jade Sylvan, Valerie Loveland, and Mckendy Fils-Aimé; in the Star Wars corner are Harlym125, Ed Wilkinson, Robin Merrill, Michael Monroe, Kieran Collier, and Sean Patrick Mulroy. Produced by Nathan Comstock; logo design by Gary Hoare.
Andddddd once again it’s time for me to play my favorite game: “Help I Just Noticed My Fly Was Down Oh Dear Jesus How Long Has It Been Down No No No I’m At Work”
I play this game all the time…
"When I was fifteen, I was raped by three boys while competing at a gymnastics tournament. I was so ashamed, that I stood on a train track, and waited for the train to come. At the last moment, I tried to jump away. I woke up after a month. It was the middle of the night, and I could immediately tell that something was missing. I started feeling all over my body, and that’s when I realized that I’d lost my arm. Now I council teenagers who have been diagnosed with HIV. I’m normally the first to meet with them after they get their results. I try to explain to them that there’s a way out of even the most impossible situations."
Fall is upon us
225th Anniversary of the First Congress: We’ll be posting documents and stories highlighting the establishment of the new government under the Constitution through March 2016.
On September 9, 1789, the Senate passed this resolution introduced by Senator Oliver Ellsworth that captured all of the Senate revisions to the House proposed amendments to the U.S. Constitution.
On September 25, Congress passed 12 amendments that were sent to the states for approval. Ten of the amendments were ratified by the required three-fourths of the states and became part of the Constitution in 1791. These first 10 amendments to the U.S. Constitution are known as the Bill of Rights.
Senator Ellsworth’s Draft of Amendments Proposed to the Bill of Rights as Passed by the House, 9/9/1789, Sen 1A-C2, Records of the U.S. Senate
in all of its yes
in all of its yes my body
is a cathedral of sweat
built on trust,
choired with a one-word
in all of its yes my body gives
& takes, this yes
is a listening yes,
an O God Yes,
a Please, Yes
What a great mouth I have,
Let’s go Poets!
Join us for an exciting evening at the SpeakEasy Cafe’s “Sound of Ink” open mic Poetry show! You are invited to call in and Take the stage! The mic is hot and ready for the sound of your Ink! This week enjoy 3 hours of OPEN MIC Poetry from YOU the poets! You will not want to miss this Night of entertainment! Call in early Poets and let your voices be heard!
In 1944 a children’s book club sent a volume about penguins to a 10-year-old girl, enclosing a card seeking her opinion.
She wrote, “This book gives me more information about penguins than I care to have.”
American diplomat Hugh Gibson called it the finest piece of literary criticism he had ever read.