Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wow! Wow! A packed-to-the-rafters crowd came out last night to witness our second (and final) 4×4 team slam of the season; our home team trotted out a selection of pretty-new group pieces in the rollicking wake of work from Manchester’s Slam Free or Die, Northampton’s Pulp Slam, and the Mill City Slam from Lowell. Congrats …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 11, 2018

What a sweet, sweet summer night back from our holiday break, Cantabbers; thanks so much to everyone who came out to workshop with Lyd Havens, pump up our open mic with your new work & new faces, listen in and support Lyd’s graceful arc of a feature, and hold steady for slam host Zeke’s rockin’ …

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Tips from the Bar: Hot Enough for you?

Tips from the Bar

Write about a time when you found the weather pleasant and appropriate to your needs. No, really.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 20, 2018

So if you’ve been missing longtime Cantab co-host Sean Patrick Mulroy, last night was your night at the show: Sean was back in town on a brief foray from his Kerouac residency, bringing us a classic feature that was equal parts elegantly sad and elegantly crafted. Our slam was a three-poet round-robin, swept confidently by …

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Tips from the Bar: The Message and the Medium

Tips from the Bar

Sometimes a new environment, experience, or writing tool can change your work.

For your next sit-down writing session, try a simple change to your medium: if you usually write on your computer, try using paper and pen, or, if you are a devout hand-writer, try typing a poem instead. If you aren’t stuck on …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Pretty sweet, Cantabbers: if you made it out to catch Sara Brickman’s workshop last night, you got almost ninety minutes of fresh ideas and two new poems to show for it! Sara was kind enough to let us share one of the workshop’s two-part prompts as a Tip from the Bar, but if you’re still …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 6, 2018

HOLY WOW, CANTABBERS!!11!1!! We are still recovering from a truly awesome slam this past Wednesday, when eight poets took the stage for a four-round slamstravaganza to determine the one and only Boston Poetry Slam rep to the 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam. At the end of the night, only one poet was left standing, and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What a sweet Cantab week, folks! It was our great honor and pleasure to host Evan Jymaal Cutts for his farewell-to-Boston hello-to-MFA-program feature. Evan treated us to a long-arcing set and an unflinching joy of self; this badass co-host will be much missed when he departs for parts southwest.

Our slam was a surprising …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

If there’s a better way to celebrate an impending long weekend than a sweet open mic full of sweethearts, then sweet Chrysanthemum Tran sweetly driving a sweet little pickup truck through your sweet misconceptions about language, we’ve sure never heard of it. Chrysanthemum showed off the performance skills and flair for language that make her …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What a Wednesday! After a somewhat short and very sweet open mic, howdyheck were we glad to welcome George Abraham to a last-minute spotlight feature. George, a Palestinian-American poet, activist, engineering PhD candidate at Harvard, and just-about-one-year-regular at the Cantab, is the author of two chapbooks and widely published in some of your favorite reviews. …

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