Category: Cantab recaps

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

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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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 6

Summer is coming, folks, and so are our summer readers: last night’s Cantab show featured a packed house, tons of strong new readers, and, of course, a feature from Erich Haygun. Erich rocked the house with a great selection of work, even offering a pseudo-appearance by the much-missed Brian S. Ellis. The slam was a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 30

Oh, Cantabbers, your heads must be pounding. Relax, it’s not a hangover: it’s all last night’s “poetry” fighting with everything else you’ve ever enjoyed. For those who missed it… We spent a remarkable evening last night glorifying the worst poetry bartender Adam Stone could find with the biggest performances we could muster for the Boston …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 23

Last night’s packed house was treated to an incredibly strong feature from long-time Cantabber Tom Slavin. Tom came to the stage holding nothing but a glass of water and his heart in his hand, and new and old listeners alike were wowed by his polished, sincere performance and striking turns of language and story. It …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 16

Franny Choi rocked the house this week and Adam Stone took the top spot in the slam! Next week: Tom Slavin and an open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 9

In case you missed it: Patricia Smith, co-founder of the Boston Poetry Slam, featured at the Cantab this Wednesday! With no slam to hold her back, she gave the audience a marathon set of her new work… Expect inspiration from this show to blossom on our open mic for the whole summer.

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The feisty and fabulous Emily Rose dropped by this past Wednesday to bring us a very sexy workshop followed by a feature in kind! She even stayed late for extra credit heckling our slam: this latest 8×8 was a flashback to March, with Nora Meiners and Nathan Comstock facing off in the finals. The first …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Guest host Erin Jackson encourages the crowd to voice their opinion. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The Team Selection Semi-Finals have narrowed the field to next week’s nine finalists! Check out how your favorites fared, plus enjoy another great gallery of photos from Marshall Goff.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Karrie Warrala from Ann Arbor, Anis Mojgani from New Orleans, and and open mic from out of this world! All the details, plus info about next week’s Team Selection Semi-Finals, behind the link.