The Love Slam!!

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Twas the night before Valentine’s Day and all through Nepean
The harsh winter night was well worth fleeing’
The poets were nestled all snug in the museum
And poetry fans were there, waiting to see ’em!

Because it was time for…. the LOVE SLAM!

(And for all of those who were completely oblivious to the dated references I was making at the start of the show… well, I don’t blame you… but time for an education!)

The Nepean Museum had invited the Capital Poetry Collective to come put on a slam so we went about assembling an interesting mix of styles and poetry, all on the theme of LOVE!!!

With CapSlam SlamMaster Rusty Priske as host he first called up as sacrificial poet… Erica Howes! 8.0 7.7 8.0 8.5 8.8 – 24.5

Tough judges! Show the love!

That it was time to reach into the Magic Love Hat (which Beth Murch thinks sounds like a euphemism…), and the first name out was a poet visiting from the sunny climes of Southern Ontario, Bassam! 9.2 9.0 8.7 7.7 9.4 – 26.9

Quite a range!

Next up was CPC Rookie sensation, Nina Vuleta! 8.8 8.1 8.2 7.9 8.1 – 24.4

She was followed by a former Urban Legends Grand Champion, King Kimbit! 9.1 9.3 9.4 9.2 9.2 – 27.9!!

Kimbit set the bar!

Who else to have at the Love Slam than Brandon Wint? When Brandon isn’t polishing his CFSW Championship trophies he is running the Artistic Showcase, but he made time to come down and share the love! 9.2 7.9 8.7 8.9 8.2 – 25.8

Next was one of the Urban Legends elite and the leader in the CapSlam rankings, DMP! 9.6 8.5 7.5 7.8 8.1 – 24.4

He was followed by a member of the outgoing CapSlam team, Candice Bruchhaeuser! 9.4 8.4 9.6 8.8 9.6 – 27.8!

Next was a poet’s poet, Playto! 8.8 7.8 7.6 8.1 8.0 – 23.9

Next up was UL and OYPS team member, D-Zaster! 8.4 7.8 7.5 7.4 8.1 – 23.4

The penultimate poet of the first round was…. three-time Rhysling Award winner, Amal El-Mohtar! 9.6 8.2 7.5 9.5 7.8 – 25.5

The first round wrapped up with Ceilidh Miller! Show the Love to London Poetry Slam! 9.3 8.4 8.0 9.2 8.8 – 26.4

Then we had a short break while the poets and audience got a chance to partake in the wonderful refreshments provided by the museum!!

Then we were right back at it for another round!

Back into the hat and first out was Ceilidhe Miller! 9.0 7.9 8.0 8.1 8.4 – 24.5

Next was Nina Vuleta! 9.3 8.8 8.0 9.6 8.8 – 26.9

Brandon Wint! 8.6 8.0 8.8 9.8 9.0 – 25.4

DMP! 8.7 8.1 8.0 8.0 8.5 – 24.6

Playto! 9.0 8.8 8.0 8.1 8.4 – 25.3

Amal El-Mohtar! 9.1 8.1 8.4 8.2 7.9 – 24.5

Candice Bruchhaeuser! 9.9 9.1 9.9 7.9 9.8 – 28.8!

D-Zaster! 7.6 7.7 7.8 7.4 7.8 – 23.1

King Kimbit! 9.2 9.3 9.5 8.9 9.1 – 27.6

Bassam! 9.5 9.5 8.8 9.1 9.2 – 27.8

FINAL RESULTS!!

1. Candice Bruchhaeuser – 56.6
2. King Kimbit – 55.5
3. Bassam – 54.7
4. Nina Vuleta – 51.3
5. Brandon Wint – 51.2
6. Ceilidhe Miller – 50.9
7. Amal El-Mohtar – 50.0
8. Playto – 49.2
9. DMP – 49.0
10. D-Zaster – 46.5

Next up… Capital Slam featuring Bruce Narbaitz! Feb. 21st! Mercury Lounge!

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