Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Melissa Newman-Evans, top scorer for the night, laying down "The Shame Machine." Photo by Marshall Goff.

Well, we don’t call it slam for nothing; last night’s event was boisterous, rollicking, edge-of-your-seat kind of fun, all tied together with that silly scoring system we informally use to reduce art to cold, hard numbers. That’s right, the World Qualifier Semi-Finals rocked the house from beginning to end, with competing poets rolling out their …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It’s been a great 2012 so far, folks; Scott Beal rocked his feature slot last night with a superb array of humor and tragedy, storytelling and surreality, all of it read and performed ultra-satisfactorily. A few open slots in the slam didn’t stop five folks from getting down to business, though; Kevin Spak took a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 4, 2012

HOLY THERESA DAVIS, CANTABBERS! We do like to start each New Year with a bang, and Theresa’s explosive Cantab feature for the first Wednesday of 2012 was no exception! What a fun, fabulous, excellent show from this off-the-hook Southern WOWPS champion. The slam was a little sparse, but turned out to be full of folks …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 28, 2012

We had a special treat for the last Wednesday of the year folks: Champion of Champions Adam Stone slammed off against challenger (and SlamMaster) Simone Beaubien in a best-of-seven title match! A remarkable open mic crowd was on hand to watch, including a few much-missed travelers back from college, and a few all-stars visiting for …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 21, 2011

This past Wednesday, we had not one feature (Amethyst Arsenic), not two (including editor Samantha Milowsky), but nine! To celebrate the magazine’s winter issue release, Samantha put together a super line-up of poets who were published therein: Tony Brown, Sam Cha, Karen Locascio, Michael Lynch, Gordon Marshall, Jacqueline Morrill, Alexander Nemser, Tara Skurtu, and Jade …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 14, 2011

What a hot night, Cantabbers! Christian Drake pulled out all the stops for us at his feature, bringing us a selection of new-to-us greatest hits, plus a few favorites written just for the Cantab this summer. The slam was won by Simone, who took a decisive two-round victory over Brian Omni Dillon.

Next week: it’s …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Well, we kept promising Jamei Bauer was going to kill some dogs at her feature, and, by heck, she did it; the Cantab’s best veterinary technician just about wrecked us with her heartrending stories from the ER– not to mention her tongue-in-cheek depictions of love, death, and life as God on the beach. A rollicking …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cantab fans turned out in full force to see 2011 Cantab Slam Team member (and Emerson Poetry Project curator) Maya Phillips feature last night! She brought a super-tight set of old work and new, including a brandy-new chapbook for the fans. The final open slam in the 8×8 series was won by Melissa Newman-Evans, who …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here’s hoping the holiday week was fabulous for everyone! We had a great time on Wednesday at the bar, listening in to Lucifury, who came all the way from Denver to rock a full set. The slam was won by Simone, who narrowly defeated crowd favorite Ed in the final round.

Next week: 2011 Cantab …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Last night, 2011 Cantab slam team member McKendy Fils-Aimé rocked an amazing poetry-dense set for an enthralled crowd. A true nail-biter of a slam was won by Meaghan Ford, who eliminated Z in the final round.

Next week: Theo “Lucifury” Wilson, NPS 2011 Champion from Denver, swings into town to feature. The night will close …

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