Category Archive: featured poets

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

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 22, 2017: CUPSI Coaches’ Slam (CANCELED: Deonte Osayande)

Detroit poet Deonte Osayande. Sixth open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 8, 2017: Raena Shirali & David Winter

OSU MFA poets Raena Shirali and David Winter. Fifth open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 22, 2017: Hieu Minh Nguyen

Decorated Minneapolis poet Hieu Minh Nguyen. Fourth open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 15, 2017: Safia Elhillo

Highly decorated Sudanese-American poet Safia Elhillo. Third open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 1, 2017: Sasha Banks

NYC writer Sasha Banks. Second open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 25, 2017: Nicole Terez Dutton

Somerville Poet Laureate Nicole Terez Dutton. First open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 4, 2017: Nkosi Nkululeko

2016 New York City Youth Poet Laureate Nkosi Nkululeko. Last Chance Slam to qualify for the 2016 Team Selection Slams.

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