Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

This Wednesday, we were so pleased to host Ashia Ajani for a feature and exceptional workshop, inviting participants and listeners to consider a whole environment, a whole nature that includes both the colonial and diasporic, and an apocalypse that invites us to love. Looking forward to hearing more of our workshoppers’ poems as the month …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween, Cantabbers! Last night’s slam was a– broombuster? A beastly good time? Definitely magical: the transformative joy of the season was in full effect as Werewolves, Zombies, Ghosts and Vampires took the stage in an extremely-high-stakes and not-at-all off-the-cuff competition event designed to select the Supreme Supernatural Being of the Night. Hosted by hard-working …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Like any open mic, the Boston Poetry Slam offers an unscripted, uncensored, unexpected artistic experience, with all of the surprise of starting conversations with people you’ve never met. With all the possible variables, it’s great to be able to count on one thing around here: Tim is coming up soon, and he is going to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Do we see enough of bartender John Pinkham? We do not! Do we see enough of poet John Pinkham? We do not! Was this past Wednesday a glorious triple-catchup candy-basket of John Pinkham goodness? IT WAS, IT WAS. John started the night with an early-bird workshop focusing on an in-depth conversation about humor and poetry, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 11, 2019

This past Wednesday, we enjoyed a fabulous four-team slam from poets near and far, getting together for our last 4×4 of the year with the Boston Poetry Slam Team! We were hype to see a surprise dose of group work from Endopolis Poetry Room and Mill City Slam, plus new work and a sweet team …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Last night might have been the last Wednesday that the Cantab year-rounders had to ourselves (welcome back, students! there are empty seats in the front), and we surely made the most of it: poets from the last decade of slam at the show, including much-missed host April Ranger, turned out to see 2019 Boston Poetry …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 14, 2019

What a glorious couple of August weeks, Cantabbers! We’re so grateful for everyone who came out to the Tender Match on a stormy Thursday night last week: an evening with the Bowery crew, our slam team, city favorites and House emeriti was one to remember from here to New York City. Looking forward to a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

It’s been a rare and joyous July, poets and listeners: with an extra bonus Wednesday to enjoy this month, we were pleased to welcome Nkosi Nkululeko, anthologized Best American Poet (yes!) for 2018 and fabled-and-real-life-chess instructor to the stage for our fifth and final show in the humid heart of this summer. Nkosi’s work, impeccably …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Haha extremely funny! But also awkward! But also endearing! But also intense! But also incredibly well-crafted and basically a clinic on how to take a feature seriously while filling the audience with joy and dreams, wow! Our best of all possible thanks to Melissa Lozada-Oliva, last week’s featured poet, who started the night with a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This week, we welcomed YesYes author, Pamet River Prizewinner, and NYU MFA Diannely Antigua to the stage. This smart and unapologetic poet plied her charisma and craft-deep knowledge of form to surprise, shake up, and delight the audience. She totally sold out of books, but if you’re looking to catch your collection up, you can …

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