Category: Cantab recaps

Recaps from the Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge's weekly show.

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 18th, 2023

After a long, snowy weekend, Cantabbers reconvened once again for a great Wednesday full of poems! There were a considerable amount of new faces on the open mic, and highlights included Jarvis’ stirring ode to the history of their body, Danny Riordan’s immediate response poem to Jarvis, and March Penn’s excellently-titled “Do I Have Imaginary …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 11th, 2023

This Wednesday was the most full night we’ve had in months, with a jam-packed open mic and waitlist filled to the brim! Our lovely hosts brought great energy (and great new haircuts!) to the sold out show, and it kept getting better from there. Open mic highlights included advice to never date a pilot, thoughts …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 4th, 2023

Happy New Year from everyone at the Cantab! We kicked off January with a completely full open mic and star-studded waitlist. Hosts Jimmy, Nayeli, and Dawn brought both raucous AND wistful vibes to the stage while introducing the first batch of poets of 2023. It was bars after bars after BARS at the mic, with …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 28th, 2022

The Wednesday between Christmas and New Years proved to be an end-of-the-year extravaganza at the Cantab! After getting a copy of the newly-debuted “Cantabernacle,” a newsletter curated by many wonderful Cantab folk, both regulars and first-timers took their seats. The open mic this week included some wholesome reflections on the year, some poets paying homage …

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Wednesday Poetry at the Cantab Starts March 23, 2022!

Real quick, poets: the Boston Poetry Slam is still on hiatus, but we’re so glad to send you to a new reading sprouting up in time for spring at the Cantab.

Did you hear? Your friend and the slam’s, Dawn Gabriel (longtime host, 2005-2006 National slam team member) will be coordinating a Wednesday poetry …

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Extremely Online for Wednesday, April 8, 2020: Allison Truj

Extremly Online: 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team member Truj. Photo by Brian Hamilton.

Ploughshares editor and light of the world Allison Truj kicks off our Extremely Online show. Founded by Lip Manegio, co-curated with Myles Taylor.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Cantabbers! Elbow bumps and hygienic waves to everyone who came out last night for a warm and supportive night. A half-dozen early birds perched expectantly on chairs for torrin a. greathouse to workshop the unreliable narrator: and boy-o, did she come through with a wonderful series of prompts and guidelines. This poet was only in …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 19, 2020

Happy Love & Death week, Cantabbers; we are super-grateful to our sixteen intrepid slammers who came out to represent the Valentine’s entity of their choice for this dead-of-winter warm-n-cuddly mid-winter week. In a twist surprising absolutely no one, after an intensely wrought sacrificial round, a highly subjective intro by an outrageously death-aligned slam host, and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 5, 2020

It is always an occasion when we are lucky enough to have longtime Boston-area working poet Tatiana M.R. Johnson in the house! Tatiana ran a stellar and carefully crafted workshop for us to start the night, and was a warmly welcoming listener to our star-studded open mic; her feature was an exciting combination of tested …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

It’s been an exceptionally sweet January on the open mic, and this past week was a great highlight: lots of newcomers, lots of returnees, and a warm feeling of listening and being listened to all night. The night was headlined by writer and teacher Devin Kelly, a storyteller with a long-reaching arc of poetics and …

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