Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It just wouldn’t be right to call Austin Hendricks‘ feature at the Cantab this past Wednesday “spider-infested;” after all, we invited the spiders over, enjoyed their company greatly, and, ultimately, were saddened to see their part in the feature end… So let’s call Austin’s carefully crafted, gently personal set something more like “spider-bedazzled” or “spiderfull” …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 6, 2017

What an exceptional open mic this week, folks: really thoughtful work, a great range of emotion and entertainment, and a deep thread of generosity of spirit running through the night… Oh, wait, was it RebeccaLynn’s feature night? Well, that all makes perfect sense. RebeccaLynn took the stage in a whirlwind of one-to-two-minute poems, leaving us …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Poets! Wizards! Muggles who retain hopes for magical outcomes! Gdangit, folks, you all packed the house on Wednesday for the Hogwarts House Slam and it might be the most fun we’ve had since we made the four MBTA train lines slam off against each other. Twenty intrepid poets (plus one sacrificial Sorting Hat) represented Hufflepuff, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s a five Wednesday month this November, Cantabbers, and you know what that means: not cold nor wind nor the worst traffic of the year can stop us from hunkering down for a bonus night with our weekly chosen family. This week’s feature came from John Pinkham, much-loved bartender, slammer, and golden-hearted local. John brought …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Some of us have been waiting a long time to hear Ricky Orng feature at the Cantab Lounge; last night, we finally got our wish! Ricky took us through stories of family and food, language and missed connections, and through all of it wound the substantial joy he makes part of his craft. You can …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Brrr! On the first truly chilly night of the fall, a hardy, poetry-warmed crowd packed into our cozy basement for an incomparable feature by New Jersey’s Nicole Homer. Nicole read intensely and beautifully from her first full-length collection, Pecking Order (Write Bloody 2017), engaging the audience with her tested performance chops and taking the crowd …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Success! This week, we enjoyed a fabulous All Hallows/Saints’/Souls’ slam, courtesy of director and host Cassandra de Alba. Seven pairs of poets slammed off for the dubious honor of a mysteeeeeeeeeeeeerious discount pharmacy prize, plus eternal (for real this time) glory. We are pleased to offer congratulations to the Died Young team, who, clocking in …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ah, October in New England: when the leaves turn a warm yellow-gold, then are beaten off the trees by a lashing, unseasonably warm rain… amirite? But look, no matter what kind of weather you needed shelter from, you could find it in the Cantab last Wednesday, under the protective real-world vision of our feature Claudia …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hope you had a happy National Coming Out Day, poets! We had a gloriously good open mic last night, full of good surprises and solid supportive humans. Our blow-the-top-off-the-room feature was Robbie Dunning of Northampton, who brought a selection of the work that over the years has made their name as a tender thinker, a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cantabbers! Buckets and stacks and lumberjack-sized hugs of gratitude are due to all of you who payed our outrageous $5 cover charge last night to enjoy a wonderful and thoughtful open mic, a sweet and toweringly-ready-for-the-big-time spotlight from Sara Mae, and, stretching his many short poems to comfortably fill an hour of work: the unparalleled …

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