Category: poetry slam

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

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Team Selection Finals

Come select YOUR 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team! Eight poets are qualified and the top four will earn a spot on the 2019 team. $5 cover charge to help fundraise for the team.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Top qualified poets slam two poems each to see who advances to Finals for the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Slamming tonight: Dahlia, Yehya, Mugs, Zeke, Lip, Max, Kieran, Myles, George, Arianna, Meaghan, Joshua, and Terah. $5 cover tonight to support the team.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 10, 2019: Siaara Freeman and The Last Chance Slam

Cleveland superstar poet Siaara Freeman. Photo by Damien McClendon.

Cleveland poet Siaara Freeman and a Last Chance Slam for poets looking to get in (or back in) the team series in time for Semi-Finals.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 3, 2019: Team Selection Preliminaries

The first in a three-night series to select the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team; top poets advance to semi-finals. $5 cover charge tonight to support the team.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 27, 2019: Justice Ameer

Providence poet and leader Justice Ameer. Photo by Ally Schmaling.

Providence poet and leader Justice Ameer, followed by an open poetry slam with 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

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.