Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oh, hello there, extremely full basement bar! We had no idea so many people were craving increased pettiness in their lives this week: about a hundred, it turns out, or at least that’s how many piled into the Cantab this Wednesday to get their fill of non-earth-shattering, non-world-changing, wildly unimportant poetry. The first round was …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Petty Party Poetry Slam

Our themed slam series continues with this post-election Petty Party: poets invest their language in the most trivial topics fit for the stage. Slammers and judges are invited to sign up in advance.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What a Halloween night! Heckgolly, are we ever grateful for the folks who decided to spend their October 31 with us: an audience full of great costumes, funny hats, and folks who simply make it their business to leave the house for poetry warmed the room (and sold us out of the Bloodstorm drink special, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 24, 2018

What if your favorite powerhouse poetic artist released a chapbook for the first time? What if the chapbook were also a lovingly crafted mixtape of the best soul, funk, R&B, hip-hop, and slow jams of the last century? What if you knew enough to show up for Neiel Israel’s full-length feature at the Cantab Lounge… …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Friends of poetry! Our hearts are full with gratitude for the packed house that turned out for JR Mahung‘s send-off feature this past Wednesday. Every seat was full for a long stretch of feature by our 2018 Individual World Poetry Slam representative, who is San Diego-bound next week for Poetry Slam, Inc.’s last competition of …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Well, heck, Cantabbers: this past week’s super-smart open mic was loving enough to make the walls blush– we can’t blame poets for the new paint job, but it sure is something when the night plays to the stage’s pink glow. Glowing herself as the buttercream icing on it all was Emily O’Neill, longtime Cantabber come …

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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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