Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 8, 2020

What a warm and wonderful night full of full hearts at the Cantab this week, folks. 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team member and NPS semi-finalist Meaghan Ford generated a brand-new chapbook for the feature slot, put together brand-new content for the stage, and oh btw basically put on a performance clinic for anyone needing a slam refresher. If you’re looking for a copy of their new work, What Lives in the Muscle After the Bruise is Gone, there MIGHT be a few copies left if you get at them at their regular bar seat next week.

January is also a super-great time to qualify for the 2020 Boston Poetry Slam Team, don’tcha know: six poets took the stage in a classic 3-2-1 speed slam this week, coming down to John Pinkham and George Abraham in the final round. Both poets qualify, of course, but only one can win: coming in with the top score of the night (and only second place in time penalties, lulz) was George, who took home the ten dollar prize.

Next week: it’s a huge night at the Cantab with FOUR events in our little show! The night starts with our early-bird writing workshop, led this week by featured poet Kyle Lopez: come around 5:30 p.m. to get in for a 6:00 workshop with Kyle (click here for more info) or by 10:00 if you want to catch a full feature from the workshop leader. In between those times, you can get a chance to get on our open mic, or close out the night by signing up to slam (or judge). Go ahead, click on our main event for all the important details.