Category Archive: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 28, 2016

It was a big night at the Cantab to close out the calendar year, folks, wherein a murderer’s row of slam winners lined the back bar, all awaiting a chance at the title held by Jess Rizkallah. First, though, one of our past Champions of Champions took the stage for a feature; Zanne Langlois drove …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Poets, we made it: the dark nights are finally officially getting shorter, marked by a bright and shiny feature from the generous-minded and thoroughly thoughtful Valerie Lawson. This long-time long-gone host of our open mic returned with a beautiful, gentle, and welcoming set for the mighty good listeners of last Wednesday. Valerie’s feature was followed …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 14, 2016

After months of patient waiting, we were extremely pleased to finally welcome Columbus poet and SlamMaster Scott Woods back to our mic this past Wednesday. Scott selected a moving set for us this visit, taking on persona, offering advice, and kicking sand over the line between ally and enemy. If you missed it, and you …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As the nights get longer, poets, so does the Cantab swell with more folks looking to escape the cold world outside! This week saw a full room for a feature by Northampton Jasmin Roberts, who rolled through a nearly all-off-page set of her classic pieces, finishing with a taste of where we hear her work …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 30, 2016

It was a dark and stormy night this past Wednesday in Cambridge, folks, but that didn’t stop a hardy and enthusiastic crowd from piling into the venue to see a feature from Gabriel Ramirez. Gabriel dropped a little rhyme on us before launching into the narratives that helped push his National Poetry Slam teams to …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Glory, glory: big ups to all our poets who hung around town this week to gather for our first-ever High School Reunion slam. Sixteen poets (plus two stellar sacrifices) showed out for a half-hilarious, half-heartbreaking, all-awkward show full of the stories of adolescent dance regrets, forgettable fashion choices, unforgettable first loves, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 16, 2016

It’s been back-to-back Columbus celebrations at the Cantab, folks: this week, we welcomed rare traveler and Writers’ Block co-founder Vernell Bristow to the stage. This perennial national slammer and Columbus open mic mainstay brought her multi-facted, thoughtful work to the Cantab stage for the first time since she competed here at Nationals in 2013 and …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sure, the sun came up on Wednesday morning… Sure, it was a clear and beautiful day in Boston, and, if you want to be grateful, you can be grateful that the weather brought William Evans‘ flight safe and sound to the city of Boston, just in time to bring us solid, sane, important, and personal …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 5, 2016

Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday! This past week, crowd favorite Joshua Elbaum played to a packed house, selecting almost entirely new-to-the-stage work for a super-solid and well-received feature. Josh journeyed with us through the daily questions of love and out the other side, touching on fidelity and personal space, identity and naming, and the future, and time, …

Continue reading »

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Did you feel it, folks? It was the first night that the Cantab Lounge had to turn on the heat in the basement this year, and once that stage got warm, the night never let up. A sweet selection of promising newcomers and promise-keeping regulars graced the open mic, and nearly everyone kept their seat …

Continue reading »

Older posts «

» Newer posts