Walking off with the door takings was Joe (Jonathon Sri). Also famous for his band Rivermouth and one of the founding hosts of Courtyard Conspiracy, Joe is quickly becoming a West End institution.
Hosted by Scotty (Scott Sneddon) with huge passion, energy and a creative approach to judging, the afternoon was attended by thirty or forty lovers of poetry. Sine that includes the ten poets and probably their ten lovers my mental arithmetic indicates that proprietor topped up the envelope to round out the prize money.
Given that the winner probably took home more on the day than the owner did, it is easy to see why this might be the last instalment of this particular creative outbreak of Westendism.
Not content with his commercial support, our host also thanked Scotty for his work in keeping the slam up and running over the last two years, and graciously acknowledged the hilarious sending up of his own poetry from one of the performers.
Westender is assured that future Sunday afternoons will still revolve around performance poetry in a form that packs the place with punters and rebalances the scales toward commerce without killing the creativity.
Sunday poetry at the Jam Jar is dead, long live Sunday poetry at the Jam Jar.