Category: poetry slam

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

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.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 10, 2018: Jelal Huyler and the Champion of Champions Slam with RebeccaLynn

Oakland-born, Mass-rehomed poet Jelal Huyler. Champion of Champions poetry slam: RebeccaLynn defends her title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 29: Hogwarts House Slam

Hogwarts seal courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, based on original design by Eleanor Taylor.

The House points are not the point… Are they? A team slam featuring Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw vs. Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 1, 2017: The All Souls’ Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The Cantab’s first invitational All Souls’ Slam: performers present a slam of covers by poets past. Produced by Cassandra de Alba.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 9, 2017: Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

RebeccaLynn, poet, bartender, regular, and uncompromising learner.

Champion of Champions Poetry Slam! RebeccaLynn defends her title against up to eight summertime slam winners.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 12, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam III

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

The last slam in a series of 4x4s to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include Mill City, Slam Free or Die, and Lizard Lounge. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.