Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

Michael: Hey poetry fans! Have you recovered yet from our biggest Wednesday show of the past two years? Last week’s open mic had the return of old friends Gemma Cooper-Novack and Raechel Segal, a “secret agent trans” group piece from Meaghan Ford, Otto Vock, and Alex Kist, as well as great work from first-timers Ronnie …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Amy: Happy first Wednesday of Spring Cantab! We had a lovely show last week. Georgia came back after not just years, but decades, to perform a poem. Second-timer Dave read some absolutely killer wordplay on the perils of dating apps. Shout out to first-timer Rin who unofficially wins the also-unofficial “getting the crowd going” award …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, March 13th, 2024

Amy: What a week Cantab! I’ll just get straight into it. The open mic was full, sold out, and electric with excitement! The night started off with Cameron performing two pieces, one of which being a completely memorized reciting of “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll, which turned into an unintentional group piece, with several audience members …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, March 6th, 2024

Hey Cantab!

I hope we are all feeling well-rested after daylight savings shot us an hour into the future! This past Wednesday our open mic was filled with high-energy and meaningful work. Kaitie D. packed their poem with fierce imagery and dissonant dissociation. Liz, all the way from New Zealand, gave an astonishing poem on …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 28th, 2024

Michael: What’s up Cantabbers! It was one of our biggest slams of the year this past Wednesday, and there was a buzz in the air even after the night was over. If you had trouble coming down from the high of the open mic and slam this past Wednesday night, you were not alone!

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 21th, 2024

Happy Cantab Wednesday everyone! We are back at it again with a packed room (sold out 20 minutes before we even started!) and some great talent on the open mic. Kaitie Dilán really tested our endurance with an incredible FitnessGram PACER Test-inspired poem, Arielle (congrats on your engagement!) did her twist on a love poem …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Amy: Hi Cantab! I hope you all had a lovely week (and long weekend) – we sure did! Love was in the air during our special Valentine’s Day show. The mic list was full (like our hearts) and the Odeo – the Ode Rodeo – shot an arrow of incredible poetry through the audience. On …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 7th, 2024

What a week, Cantabbers! A packed night, but we got through EVERYONE on the waitlist! We had Kelsey Kessler debut another fabulous poem that of course mentioned verity’s shades of red, last week’s slam winner Logan premiere a poem on home and pierogis, Reynard (Eddy Martinez) deliver a cathartic piece on applying to jobs, and first-timer …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 31th, 2024

Happy Cantab Wednesday! This week was jam-packed with talent, with performances on the open mic including regular Cameron’s completely memorized Cassandra de Alba cover, the return of Skylar and Isaiah after not hearing from them in awhile, and a powerful and dare I say biblically impressive poem by Jennifer Martinez.

The ✏️Line of the Wednesday✏️ …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Another fab Wednesday for the Cantab crew! We had an open mic, a haiku slam, and an incredible feature. During the mic, Jack Chasse opened with tales of his year to come, Eli followed with tales of his sister-in-law’s baseball bat, and then Hunter with a thinkpiece (thinkpoem?) on the hit series Riverdale. We had …

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