Category: featured poets

Poets featured at the weekly Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge.

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 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 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.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 25, 2018: Ashley Davis

VONA cohort and 2016 National Poetry Slam Finalist Ashley Davis. Photo by Khadija Hudson.

2016 NPS finalist Ashley Davis. Eighth and final open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 18, 2018: Mia S. Willis

Marquis slammer and Sage and Petrichor author Mia Willis. Photo by Julia Debski.

Fayetteville poet Mia S. Willis. Seventh open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 11, 2018: Linette Reeman

Jersey Shore Aries Linette Reeman. Photo by Christopher Diaz.

Jersey grand slam champ Linette Reeman. Sixth open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 4, 2018: Jalem Towler

Local poet and performer Jalem Towler. Photo by Zoe Towler.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: local poet Jalem Towler features. Fifth open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 28, 2018: Bobby Crawford

Bobby Crawford takes the mic. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Boston poet, Denver bartender Bobby Crawford. Fourth open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Snow? WHAT SNOW. Yes, we did hear that it is only scheduled to snow on Wednesdays from now until the end of the season, but weather, like metaphor, is fleeting, and our jones for poetry is eternal. So: our expectations were met perfectly last week when an ideal crowd of writers arrived early for C. …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 14, 2018: C. Bain

C Bain, gender-liminal performer and Publishing Triangle finalist. Photo by Kyle Hislip.

New York City poet C Bain. Third open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.