Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 22

The weather may be cooling off a bit, but the Cantab is definitely heating up for the end of the summer: Chicago-gone-Cornell editor Stevie Edwards drew a packed house last night, reading from her Write Bloody book Good Grief. She took us on a sweet, sad, and sometimes whiskey-soaked journey to come out with just …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 15

There was a line around the block last night for our little dive bar poetry show! Was it because people heard the open mic would be packed with great work? Or did they know that featured poet Ross Gay was going to be an exceptional feature? Or perhaps they heard that the slam would fill …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 8

Did you make it to Cantab this week, folks? With the slam team out of the way at the National Poetry Slam, there was a little more room on the open (and at the bar) for a great open mic. Cassandra de Alba brought us a perceptive, sweet, and only mostly heartbreaking feature, as promised. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 1

Melissa says yes. Photo by Marshall Goff.

You might think it wouldn’t have been possible to upstage the 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team send-off feature last night…

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 25

Once again, a fabulous time was had by all at the Cantab this Wednesday: a host of new readers and listeners turned out to enjoy featured poet Tyler Smith, who packed dozens of short poems into a smart, witty, and inspiring feature drawn from his cohesive body of work. Tyler’s leaving for Australia in a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 18

We at the Boston Poetry Slam fervently hope you did not spend this past Wednesday night bailing your basement out after the rainstorm. Surprisingly, the Cantab was totally, dry… And we only wish we could take credit for having planned the tornado shelter of Laura Lamb Brown-Lavoie‘s voice on hand to feature. In the tradition …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 11

Hey, thanks to everyone who turned out for the NorthBEAST Regional Slam this past Wednesday! We had scheduled teams from Slam Free or Die (Manchester, New Hampshire), the Mill City Slam (Lowell, Massachusetts) and the Lizard Lounge (just down the street) to slam against our very own home team! What an exciting night.

The …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 27

Check your face, Cantabbers: if it feels a little different, it’s because Danez Smith metaphorically melted it off at last night’s show. This native Minnesotan certainly does not play around on the stage! After a very solid open mic, Danez took the night up another notch with an extremely powerful set that showed off his …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 20

It’s finally summer, Cantab! It was just shy of one million degrees outside last night, so Lauren Zuniga was a breath of fresh air from the middle of the country. She performed a great selection of work for us and also shared her new Write Bloody book (if you missed your chance to pick up …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 16

It’s a fact: we are totally still reeling from the awesome NorthBEAST Regional at the Cantab this past Wednesday. What a hot night! Teams from Providence, Portland, and New York City all met for a head-to-head-to-head-to-head slam with the home team at the Cantab. If the 2012 National Poetry Slam is going to be any …

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