April 13: Coaches' torture roo- I meant meeting. Ice cream. Finals. Award ceremony. A circle of 50 coaches discussing CUPSI's best poem and best team and etc. was not bad. Our coach/captain made it out in one undelayed peice. The ice cream event, 5th year now, has various CUPSI alumni and a certan team from … Continue reading CUPSI Day4
April 12: Nerd Slam, chapbook pop-up, two workshops, two semifinals. Yesterday's results: Ryerson scored 5 ish out of the 20 teams that make semis and may I remind you there's a grand total of 58 teams so 5/58 is like top 8% and that is amazing. Canada!!! Queen's... well... we're not dead last, whatever. We … Continue reading CUPSI Day3
April 11th: Score review, Concept slam, Haiku slam, Bout#2, and some late night open mics. There are some completely indivuidal slams like Concept slam, but also a voting system to award most funny poem, best writing by a team, best love poem, best coach, etc. I'm not sure how it works as there's a very … Continue reading CUPSI Day2
April 10th: Registration, opening, gameplan discussion, and our first bout with New York University. To not namedrop any brands, let's just say that Houston has a very car-oriented infrastructure and ridesharing services including the ones taxi companies hate are used very often. The non-subway metro is a joke; 10 min by car and 45 by … Continue reading CUPSI Day1
Fifty something teams have been crammed into 6 timeslots that have 6 rooms each. 4-5 teams a room, 4 poems a team, 3 minutes a poem, and wait is that HARVARD?!