Category: big news

Northbeast Regional Tickets On Sale + See Us At Massachusetts Poetry Festival!

Hey Cantabbers and poetry fans, tickets for the 2023 NorthBeast Regional Poetry Slam & Festival are now on sale right HERE! The festival will happen June 17th & 18th at The Foundry in Cambridge. All-access passes are $25, and a ticket to the Slam Finals only is $10. Check out the links for more details!!

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The Boston Poetry Slam Is Officially Back!

Poets, the Boston Poetry Slam is officially no longer on hiatus!

The recent series of Wednesday readings at The Cantab Lounge, helmed by Dawn Gabriel and Myles Taylor, have been going strong since March, and with the beginning of a new year upon us, we felt it would be an apt time to re-announce our …

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The Boston Poetry Slam Is Still on Break

The Boston Poetry Slam remains on hiatus. We currently are not planning any in-person or online shows.

Boston Poetry Slam Says Goodbye to the Cantab Lounge

Hello, Cantabbers: this is your slam curator speaking. It has been a spring and summer of many griefs, and to this I am sad to officially add the loss of our historical home, the stage that has housed the Boston Poetry Slam since October 16, 1992. Word went out today, Sunday, July 19, that our …

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Quarantining with the Boston Poetry Slam

As of March 16, 2020, the Boston Poetry Slam announced that our shows in physical space will be cancelled until further notice. In the interest of public health, as well as promoting a culture of safety in our community of artists, we plan to adhere to state, local, and medical guidelines for as long as …

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Public Health Update for March 16, 2020: Shows Postponed Through April 1

Poets, listeners, once and future Cantabbers: you will be unsurprised to hear that our March 18, March 25, and April 1 shows have been CANCELLED. We will work to reschedule our features at the earliest most appropriate opportunity. In the meantime, we hope you will support our postponed features with purchases direct from their presses:

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Boston Poetry Slam Public Health Update: March 12, 2020

And now, the poetic content you’ve been waiting for: the Boston Poetry Slam would like to acknowledge and address the current public health events surrounding coronavirus/COVID-19 in the Cambridge and surrounding areas.

As of noon on Thursday, March 12, the Boston Poetry Slam is currently running as usual: we hold a weekly Wednesday show …

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Sunday, July 7, 2019: Boston Poetry Slam Team @ The Roost in Northampton

The 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Terah Ehigiator, Joshua Elbaum, Arianna Monet, and Zeke Russell. Photo by Tatiana M.R. Johnson.

Late-breaking news, poets! Are you in Western Mass this weekend? If so: you’ve got a chance to catch the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam team in a last-minute set at The Roost in Northampton.

Starting at 4:00 p.m. at 1 Market St. in Northampton, the team will read short sets, accompanied by special local guests …

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Cantab Update for Wednesday, February 6, 2016: Open Poetry Slam!

Stop the presses, folks! Our headlining event for tonight has changed: after the open mic finishes, we’ll be holding an open poetry slam competition, which means that YOU could bring three poems and fight our judgemental judges’ judgeiness for a $25 cash prize. Standard rules apply: all rounds have a 3-minute time limit with no …

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The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, March 29, 2018

The House Slam takes on the Boston Poetry Slam for the fourth year running. Banner by Emily Carroll, photos courtesy Marshall Goff and Rich Beaubien.

Special THURSDAY show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a cast of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Tickets $10-$15, advance purchase recommended.