Category Archive: poetry slam

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

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Zanne Langlois and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam with Jess Rizkallah

Champion of Champions poetry slam! Eight 8×8 slam winners return to challenge reigning champ Jess Rizkallah for the venue’s top slam title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 23, 2016: The High School Reunion Slam

An invitational all-star slam where four teams representing the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors take on all the decades-long nostalgia you can stand for big points and eternal bragging rights.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 20, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam III

The last of our 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents will hail from Providence, Slam Free or Die, and the Lizard Lounge. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 6, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam II

The second of three 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Visiting opponents from Mill City, Seven Hills, and House. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 22, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam

A 4×4 team slam to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include House, Noho, and the Union Square Slam from NYC. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 18, 2015: World Qualifier Final

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 4 Speed Slam fight for one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesdays are the best, folks. What better way to spend Star Wars Day than by watching an epic battle of the most core representations of good and evil, presented through good poetry and… Actually, all the poetry was pretty good. A diabolical dozen slammers turned out last night for the season’s shortest epic: a two-round …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 4, 2016: World Qualifier Speed Slam

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, March 30, 2016: CUPSI Warm-Up and Tariq Luthun Spotlight

Detroit poet Tariq Luthun offers a spotlight feature, then five CUPSI-bound collegiate slam teams face off to prepare for their upcoming national tournament: Emerson vs. Berklee vs. Simmons vs. Northeastern vs. UMass Boston.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Team Selection Finals

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of three insanely competitive rounds will comprise the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Decatur, Georgia this August.

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