Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 4, 2020

This past Wednesday, we enjoyed an incredible feature– punctuated with brilliant and of-course-hilarious banter– from Raych Jackson, Chicago poet and prescient, excellent human. Raych’s book is newly published and beautifully produced by Button Poetry, and you can buy it directly from the publisher if you missed your chance on Wednesday.

Now that it’s winter, we’ve …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Last night, intense listeners packed the house for a high-energy open mic followed by the return of a long-lost 2011 Boston Poetry Slam Team member: Maya Phillips was in town from New York, bringing with her the heady work of her debut collection, Erou. What a privilege and a joy to get to hear Maya’s …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wow, Cantabbers! José Olivarez came back to be a local for one night only this week, the first time since 2015, and rocked the poetic worlds of a very appreciative audience. José’s easy manner, uncompromising stories, and slow-burn big-rise work glued first-time listeners to their seats and warmed those in the know to the core. …

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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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