Category Archive: Cantab Wednesday shows

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

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 21, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam II

The second of three 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam. Opponents include Slam Free or Die, Verbal Slap, and House. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 14, 2017: Jon Sands

NYC poet Jon Sands features. Fourth open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 with Jon Sands: Emotional Historians

Best American anthologized poet Jon Sands leads a generative workshop before the weekly show. How can we construct poems that acknowledge our complicated and dynamic world? How can we guide our readers into what it feels like to be us, alive in 2017? Drop-ins are welcome at this sliding-scale event.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 7, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam I

The first in a series of 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include House, Northampton, and Providence. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 31, 2017: Maya Phillips

2011 Boston Poetry Slam Team member and Warren Wilson MFA candidate Maya Phillips. Third open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

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.

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