Category: poetry slam

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

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.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 6, 2018: World Qualifier Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: the top 8 poets from May 16 will slam 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 San Diego.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 16, 2018: World Qualifier Speed Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, 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, May 2, 2018: Kieran Collier and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Host Kieran Collier performs in the Team Selection Slams. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Local favorite Kieran Collier, plus a Champion of Champions poetry slam: Brandon Melendez defends his title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 21, 2018: Team Selection FINALS

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago this August.

CANCELLED: Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 7, 2018: CUPSI Warm-Up

ACUI College Unions Poetry Slam Invitational logo.

CUPSI-bound collegiate teams to prepare for their upcoming national tournament.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Top qualified poets slam two poems each to see who advances to Finals for the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 31, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

The second prelim for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team; different poets and different judges, but still only six will make it to semi-finals in February. $5 cover charge tonight to help send the team to the National Poetry Slam.