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Final Update from the 2016 National Poetry Slam

It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam.

The team went into semis …

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Postcard from Friday at the 2016 National Poetry Slam

Bout sheet for bout #30, Thursday, August 4, 2016, at the National Poetry Slam.

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam team is inordinately pleased to announce that we are ranked 12th in the nation after two nights of poetry, qualifying us for semi-finals! The BPS took the win last night in a room at Decatur City Hall over BamaSlam from Montevallo and our two NorthBEAST allies from Mill City and …

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Update from the National Poetry Slam!

Bout sheet for bout #10, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the National Poetry Slam.

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team bouted at Nationals last night in the first of two preliminary bouts, taking a rank of 2 behind the Atlanta-based Art Amok team, and defeating two teams from Chicago (Uptown/Green Mill and Mental Graffiti).

It was, of course, a hot night in Decatur, and perhaps eighty people were …

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Boston Poetry Slam Team Bouts Tonight at the National Poetry Slam

Greetings from the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers! Your Boston Poetry Slam team bouts for the first time tonight at 9pm. To follow along with the tournament, you can visit scores.poetryslam.com: you’ll find your home reps in Bout #10 vs. Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, Chicago’s Mental Graffiti, and Atlanta’s Art Amok. Wish us luck!

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 27: The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team: Neiel Israel, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Simone Beaubien, and Bobby Crawford. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS next week.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Glorious thanks and high-fives to everyone who came out to see the slam last night! After the dust cleared, a tight slam revealed the following standings:

  • Providence Poetry Slam 108.9
  • Lizard Lounge 106.9
  • Boston Poetry Slam 106.8
  • Slam Free or Die 104.1
  • Extra congratulations to Providence, who brought nuanced and important work to the stage …

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    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 Recap for Wednesday, July 6, 2016

    The results are in! After a hard-fought slam at the Cantab Lounge last night, hosted by the intrepid and excellent Emily Eastman, with bout management by Tom Slavin, we have a winner. Four Nationals-bound teams slammed four rounds and the final rankings were as follows:

  • House Slam 113.0
  • Boston Poetry Slam 111.9
  • Seven Hills Poetry …

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  • 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 Recap for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

    And just like that, the longest day of the year AND the first summertime 4×4 team slam are both in the books! After sixteen poems in a wicked hot Nationals-style bout, the dust cleared to reveal the following scores:

      1. House Slam 113.4
      2. Boston Poetry Slam 110.3
      3. Northampton Poetry Slam …

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