Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Happy National Poetry Month, Cantabbers! We are beyond pleased to announce our semi-finalists for the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team. After a two-round, four-minute slam, we qualified eleven poets who are ranked as follows:

1. Terah Ehigiator
2. Joshua Elbaum
3. Meaghan Ford
4. Arianna Monet
5. George Abraham
6. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 27, 2019

It’s the last days of National Women’s Month, folks, but this week Justice Ameer gave us plenty to think about and poem upon for the next eleven months of the year. Yes, the month is too short and thirty minutes is not enough time to hear all from Justice that you want, but if you …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 20, 2019

March marches on, folks, and blew in two lion-hearted features for last night’s show: Devin Devine and Clementine von Radics could steal any show they set foot into, but since they were already booked for ours, they had to steal our hearts instead. The slam was packed and featured a super-fun selection of new readers …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Happy March, poets! Wait… is it… mid-March already? Daylight Savings Time? Dare we say… spring? Heckin’ close, Cantabbers, and celebrating last night’s ides was the phantasmic-in-the-flesh apparition of torrin greathouse, author of boy/girl/ghost and perennial slam winner and crafter of delicately brutal work. torrin set to work on our audience last night with a precise …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Heck yeah, Cantabbers: thanks to everyone who squeezed into the house this past week for a(n expectedly glorious) feature set from locally-based writer and educator Krysten Hill. Krysten presented a selection of already-published work from her book and other sources, but also an elegant and exciting selection of new poems, questions to ponder, and her …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Did you hear? Our feature this week, Claudia Wilson, arrived at our venue with hotly printed books from in-town press Game Over in tow: Claudia’s compiled work from her time in Amherst and Boston comes together in her full length-collection, Grown, that she combined with new work to share from the stage this week. Missed …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Drama! Heartbreak! Masquerade! Not having to get a stupid dinner reservation for two people at a stupid restaurant! Thanks to everyone who came out this past week for the best non-holiday-eve ever, as the Lovers and the Leavers slammed off in a head-to-head Totally Not Fixed poetry slam hosted by a decidedly objective Zeke Russell. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It’s a good week to be a Cantabber, folks: despite a travel snafu for our Dallas-sourced feature, a hearty crowd turned out for the open mic and geared up for a great-quality open poetry slam! It’s been all-themed-slams-all-the-time around here since last September, but if you think that means we’re out of practice, you should …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What joy! What joy is this! No, seriously: after a sweet and sassy spotlight from Chris Leja on our already-joyful open mic, eight slammers took the stage in the name of making lemons into sunshine. Egged on by an audience hungry for good news, poets and judges alike buoyed up the possibility of one or …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Welp, it’s glory days again at the Cantab, folks: sold-out shows have been going down all year (yes, we said that) for exceptional features and sweet&smart open mics every Wednesday. This past week, newcomers and folks in the know were treated to a feature by up-and-coming-and-already-here poet/scientist José Zepeda, who packed a half-hour with the …

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