The fourth Lake Effect qualifier slam was held tonight at Mac's Backs in Cleveland Heights. Damien McClendon claimed victory with Ephraim Nehemiah in second. Andrew Golden was robbed of his third-place finish by a two-point time penalty, which put Vertigo Xavier ahead. This still gave Andrew the point boost he needed to take the lead in the slam season here at the half-way point.
Big thanks to tonight's amazing feature, Eva Barrett, and to Mac's Backs Books on Coventry for hosting us!
Our next qualifier slam will be Monday, March 21st at Cultured Coffee in Canton with feature poets John Burroughs and Mindi Kirchner-Greenway. After that is Saturday, March 26th at Hive Mind in Akron with feature poet Eris Venia Eady. A Lake Effect Poetry team will also be competing at a Win & You're In slam in Columbus on March 19th!