Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 30, 2018

What a sweet Cantab week, folks! It was our great honor and pleasure to host Evan Jymaal Cutts for his farewell-to-Boston hello-to-MFA-program feature. Evan treated us to a long-arcing set and an unflinching joy of self; this badass co-host will be much missed when he departs for parts southwest.

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 23, 2018

If there’s a better way to celebrate an impending long weekend than a sweet open mic full of sweethearts, then sweet Chrysanthemum Tran sweetly driving a sweet little pickup truck through your sweet misconceptions about language, we’ve sure never heard of it. Chrysanthemum showed off the performance skills and flair for language that make her …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What a Wednesday! After a somewhat short and very sweet open mic, howdyheck were we glad to welcome George Abraham to a last-minute spotlight feature. George, a Palestinian-American poet, activist, engineering PhD candidate at Harvard, and just-about-one-year-regular at the Cantab, is the author of two chapbooks and widely published in some of your favorite reviews. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 9, 2018

There’s really something about May, Cantabbers: maybe folks are finally getting outside after a long winter’s nap. Maybe folks are free of finals, or the seats at their favorite local bar are finally up for grabs… Whatever the reason, it seems like we see some of our most welcoming and wonderful open mics in the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It’s May already, Cantabbers, and that means a five-payday-month: we kicked off our bonus Wednesday this week with a really sweet open mic, welcoming some very strong newcomers to the stage, and setting up Kieran Collier for a glorious journey of a feature. What a joy to see this longtime reader owning the mic for …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wait just a minute: have we seen the last Wednesday of National Poetry Month already? Will we have to wait another eleven months for… Nah, check it, we’ve got Wednesdays fulla poetry every month around here. Last night, obviously, was no kind of exception, with the much-missed and well-traveled Ashley Davis swinging back into town …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 28 / Grudge Match Recap

What a week, Cantabbers! First, our Wednesday kicked off big with a sold-out crowd for returning favorite Bobby Crawford, who presented a tight set with all the roller-coaster work-life heartbreak we’d dreamed of. The speed slam was an exciting five-poet affair, welcoming runner-up Kenny Piña on his first night at the show, with Evan Jymaal …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It’s official, Cantabbers! After three rounds of poems, at least two heart-stopping comebacks, more twists and turns than you can count plus a whopping 0.001 millimeters of snow, the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge has a 2018 slam team. Cumulative scores on the night gave us the top five poets (in bold) who …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Hot diggity dang! What a fabulous ending to Black History Month 2018, Cantabbers: our open mic was packed with good thinkers (and just a little sweet sweet love) to close out a truly excellent February. And then our feature, D. Colin, was everything we’d dreamed; she brought a carefully crafted, pull-no-punches set showing off all …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cantabbers! Thanks to each and every one of you for coming out to the basement last night for SPRING BREAK 2018 Team Selection Semi-Finals! After a roller coaster of a slam, with much of our audience casting some high-quality side-eye at a few judges, we have results. It took two rounds to get the standings …

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