Category: featured poets

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

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Jess Rizkallah

Jess Rizkallah, Lebanese-American poet and Maps For Teeth founder.

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

Jonathan Mendoza, Boston-based National Poetry Slam Champion and pizza pi author. Photo by Gregory Jundanian.

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

JR Mahung, Belizean-American-Chicago poet. Photo by pizza pi press.

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

April Penn, Cantab local favorite. Photo by Gregory Jundanian.

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 poet and Small Doggies author 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

Minneapolis poet Hieu Minh Nguyen.

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