Category Archive: featured poets

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

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

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

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 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, 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 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.

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