Category: poetry slam

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

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 20, 2019: Devin Devine & Clementine von Radics

Powerhouse touring duo Clementine von Radics and Devin Devine, followed by an open poetry slam with 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 6, 2019: CUPSI Warm-Up

ACUI College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational logo.

Our annual warm-up for locals: college teams face off in a nationals-style slam.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 13, 2019: NO ROMANCE Open Mic and the Lovers vs. Leavers Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

A celebratory February open mic at which NO ROMANCE will be allowed, followed by a head-to-head Grudge-Match-style Lovers vs. Leavers poetry slam.

Cantab Slam for Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Joy Slam & Chris Leja Spotlight

Our themed slam series continues with a mid-winter Joy Slam hosted by Kieran Collier, plus a spotlight feature from Portland/Brooklyn poet Chris Leja. Judges are invited to sign up in advance.

Cantab Slam for Wednesday, December 19, 2018: Astrology Team Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Our final show of 2018 welcomes poets of the Western Zodiac to the stage for a 4×4 team slam: Fire vs. Earth vs. Air vs. Water, hosted by Myles Taylor. Sign-ups for poets and judges taken in advance.

Cantab Slam for Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Petty Party Poetry Slam

Our themed slam series continues with this post-election Petty Party: poets invest their language in the most trivial topics fit for the stage. Slammers and judges are invited to sign up in advance.

Cantab Slam for Wednesday, October 31, 2018: Ghost Story Slam

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

It’s a haunted poetry slam! Poets have two rounds to goosebump up the room with costumes and props in play. Slammers and judges are welcome to sign up in advance.

Cantab Slam for Wednesday, September 12, 2018: SSO What Slam?

It’s a theme slam! Formal poetry gets in the ring with eight slammers required to bring a Sestina, Sonnet, and Ode to the stage. Slammers and judges are welcome to sign up in advance.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 18, 2018: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam

Four slam teams go head-to-head-to-head-to-head in our final regional warm-up for the National Poetry Slam: Slam Free or Die vs. Mill City vs. Pulp Slam vs. the home team! $5 cover charge tonight to raise money to send our home slam team to Nationals in Chicago.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 27, 2018: NorthBEAST Regional Team 4×4 Poetry Slam

The first of two summertime chances to see a four-team regional preview of National Poetry Slam-style competition: House vs. Noho vs. Providence vs. the home team! $5 cover charge tonight to raise money to send our home slam team to Nationals in Chicago.