Category: Cantab Wednesday shows

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

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 20, 2018: Sean Patrick Mulroy

Lambda Literary Fellow Sean Patrick Mulroy. Photo by Lawrence Jaime.

Lambda Literary Fellow Sean Patrick Mulroy. Fourth open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, June 13, 2018 with Sara Brickman: Dreaming Through Nightmare

Split This Rock winner Sara Brickman, pictured here showcasing on the National Poetry Slam Finals Stage. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Sara Brickman, Cantab feature for the evening, leads a generative poetry writing workshop about Dreaming Through Nightmare.” $5-$20 sliding scale, advance sign-up recommended (but not required).

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 13, 2018: Sara Brickman

Split This Rock poetry contest winner Sara Brickman. Photo by Sam Smith.

Split This Rock winner Sara Brickman. Third open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 6, 2018: World Qualifier Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: the top 8 poets from May 16 will slam 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 San Diego.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 30, 2018: Evan Jymaal Cutts

Evan Jymaal Cutts performs in the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team series. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Outbound badass-co-host Evan Jymaal Cutts. Second open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 23, 2018: Chrysanthemum Tran

National slam champion Chrysanthemum Tran.

Slam champion and Pink Door Fellow Chrysanthemum Tran. First open poetry slam in the new 8×8 series.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 16, 2018: World Qualifier Speed Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

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, May 9, 2018: Chen Chen

Rochester prizewinning poet Chen Chen. Photo by Jess X. Snow.

Prizewinning Rochester poet Chen Chen. Last Chance Speed Slam (3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.)

Cantab Workshop “Commit This to Memory” for Wednesday, May 2, 2018 with Kieran Collier

Kieran Collier, Cantab feature for the evening, leads a generative workshop before the show on grief, joy, memory, and honesty. $5-$20 sliding scale, advance sign-up recommended.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Kieran Collier and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Host Kieran Collier performs in the Team Selection Slams. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Local favorite Kieran Collier, plus a Champion of Champions poetry slam: Brandon Melendez defends his title.