Category: poetry slam

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

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.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 24, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The first of two grand poetry slams to begin narrowing the field for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team; top six advance to semi-finals in February. $5 cover charge tonight to help send the team to the National Poetry Slam.