Category Archive: poetry slam

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

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.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 17, 2016: Team Selection Semi-Finals

The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam, deciding who advances to Finals for the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Feature for February 10, 2016: Erotic Poetry Night and the Schmaltz Slam

Gird your loins: it’s our annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic, featuring The Schmaltz Slam, a head-to-head poetry slam event between the Pick-Up Lines and the Valentines, produced by the diabolically moonlit Emily Carroll.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

Second of two elimination slams featuring Ed Wilkinson, Emily O’Neill, Jess Riz, Manvir Singh, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nora Meiners, Quentin Lucas, and Zeke Russell; hosted by two-time NPS Finalist Eirean Bradley. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Two-round elimination slam featuring Adam Stone, Bobby Crawford, Colin Killick, Joshua Elbaum, JR Mahung, Marshall Gillson, Neiel Israel, and Simone Beaubien; hosted by 2015 IWPS champ Porsha Olayiwola. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sure, sure, it’s blisteringly hot, swelteringly humid, and super-obviously only just past the midway point of the calendar… Still, it seems constantly surprising that July even exists and is happening to us right here. This past Wednesday, five teams prepping for the National Poetry Slam in August (so! soon!) got down on our dirty basement …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 15, 2015: NorthBEAST Regional 5×4

Part II, Revenge of the NorthBEAST! Another 5×4 team slam, featuring five New England teams bound for the National Poetry Slam: The House Slam, Seven Hills, Northampton, Slam Free or Die, and your home team. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to Nationals.

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