Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A sweet and dedicated crowd turned out last night for the final Wednesday of summer at the Cantab, taking the open mic seriously, humorously, and sexily by turns. The many bright spots of the night turned out to be a perfect lead-in to the double-feature from Julia Gaskill and Stephen Meads; these two Portland (Oregon) …

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Tips from the Bar: Oh, God, the Bees

Create an unlikely, non-violent personal security system to prevent people from invading your personal space.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The new slam season has begun, folks, and with it, eight baller new sestinas hit the stage last night at the Cantab! Our first theme slam of the season asked poets to bring a sestina, a sonnet, and an ode to our classic 8×8 format, and audience members were surprised, delighted, and perhaps even formally …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Oh, we have gone some years without seeing Jeanann Verlee at the Cantab Lounge, and what a joy it was to remedy that this past week. Jeanann brought us the most sacred of narratives, conflating the concepts of confession and craft in a seamless and spare feature set. And, yes, she is a good-sport New …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Last night! What a super time was had with Jeremy Radin in the house, consummate actor and teacher, who started the evening by leading an early-bird performance workshop for an enthusiastic crew. Jeremy went on to put together a glorious feature, leading us from birdsong through sweet personal patter and ending with a series of …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wow, wow, wow, there really is no place like home. On this post-Nationals Wednesday, the Cantab was extra-glad to welcome a sweet and conversational open mic to the stage, followed by a much-awaited feature from Providence organizer Charlotte Abotsi that did not disappoint. Charlotte brought us work that is, in so many ways, the story …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 15 PLUS the National Poetry Slam

Poets! It has been a very busy week. First off, huge ups to jayy dodd for holding down a stellar feature while the National Poetry Slam raged on a thousand miles away. Jayy’s intensely relevant, intensely tender, and intensely talented voice filled the corners of our room, hearts, and consciences. Looking for more? Check out …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 8, 2018

To those who found yourself seated, standing, or leaning delicately on one another on the Cantab floor (totally clear of the fire exits, of course): our especial gratitude to each of you for coming to the show to send off our awesome fivesome for 2018. On Monday morning, Neiel Israel, John Pinkham, Meaghan Ford, Allison …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

O, Cantab denizens: thanks so much to everyone who came to the show last night to see the eminent, shining, and bone-shakingly brilliant Crystal Valentine. The poet opened an uncompromising window on structures of power, life & death in the Bronx, and love as a personal and radical act. Thanks to Crystal for taking such …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Some people say the internet is out there declaring that only a few weeks of summer remain. Some folks are talking about getting press releases and party invitations suggesting that the end of summer happens in mid-August or some such nonsense. Fie! Pish-tosh! Horsefeathers! There are Two Whole Months left of summer goodness in your …

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