Category Archive: Cantab Wednesday shows

Featured poets and slams at the Wednesday night Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 24, 2017: World Qualifier Final

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: Brandon, Sara Mae, Truj, Em, Meaghan, RebeccaLynn, Alex, and Zeke slam off for the venue’s one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Spokane, Wash.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Jess Rizkallah

Much-missed MFA candidate Jess Rizkallah returns from NYC. Second open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What is this dreary May grayness that’s dogging 2017, Cantabbers? Thank poetry for our gritty little basement, where poets are still bursting into blossom weekly on the stage. This past Wednesday saw New York curator, MFA candidate, and all-around five-petaled thinker Cecily Schuler bring their fresh thoughts to the stage, followed by the first slam …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 10, 2017: Cecily Schuler

Union Square Slam curator Cecily Schuler. First open poetry slam in the new 8×8 series.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 3, 2017: World Qualifier Speed Slam

First of two nights of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: past slam winners compete in two speed rounds (2- and 1-minute poems) to see who will advance to Finals. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the Individual World Poetry Slam.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 26, 2017: Jonathan Mendoza

2015 National Poetry Slam Champion Jonathan Mendoza. Last Chance Speed Slam to enter into the World Qualifier.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 19, 2017: JR Mahung and the Champion of Champions Slam with Kylie Noelle

Reluctant local slam powerhouse JR Mahung. Plus: the Champion of Champions speed slam! Eight 8×8 speed slam winners return to challenge reigning champ Kylie Noelle for the venue’s top slam title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 12, 2017: April Penn

Open mic favorite April Penn. Eighth and final open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 5, 2017: Robert Lashley

Pacific Northwest author Robert Lashley. Seventh open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Team Selection FINALS

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! Revised schedule: 8:00 open mic, 8:45 first round, 9:30 intermission. Following intermission, RebeccaLynn will spotlight, then two more rounds will kick off around 10:00. The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Denver this August.

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