Category: poetry slam

Major poetry slams at the Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 1, 2017: The All Souls’ Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The Cantab’s first invitational All Souls’ Slam: performers present a slam of covers by poets past. Produced by Cassandra de Alba.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 9, 2017: Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

RebeccaLynn, poet, bartender, regular, and uncompromising learner.

Champion of Champions Poetry Slam! RebeccaLynn defends her title against up to eight summertime slam winners.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 12, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam III

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

The last slam in a series of 4x4s to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include Mill City, Slam Free or Die, and Lizard Lounge. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

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

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

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 7, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam I

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

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 24, 2017: World Qualifier Final

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

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 3, 2017: World Qualifier Speed Slam

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

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.

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, March 29, 2017: Team Selection FINALS

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! Revised schedule: 8:00 open mic, 8:45 first round, 9:30 intermission. Following intermission, RebeccaLynn will spotlight, then two more rounds will kick off around 10:00. The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Denver this August.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: CUPSI Warm-Up

The Cantab CUPSI Warm-Up will prepare local teams for collegiate slam nationals, coming to Chicago this April.

CUPSI-bound collegiate teams from Emerson, Simmons, Wellesley, and Northeastern face off in a traditional 4×4 slam to prepare for their upcoming national tournament.