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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Did you catch jeff taylor at the Cantab last night? For your sake, we hope so: this long-time open mic-er put together a full set for an enthusiastic crowd last night, showcasing much of his best-loved work: smart, funny, wry, self-deprecating, and utmostly human, jeff had the crowd laughing and applauding right through the night. …

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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 Recap for Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Official results from last night’s Team Selection Preliminaries are in, folks!

The top six poets have qualified to move on to Semi-Finals on February 17:
1. Bobby Crawford 58.1
2. JR Mahung 57.4
3. Neiel Israel 56.6
4. Simone Beaubien 56.2
5. Marshall Gillson 55.9
6. Joshua Elbaum 55.8

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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.

Writing Prompt: Dragons Don’t Live There

Adam Stone still hates the moon. Try this: “a way to cure the moon’s morning breath.”

Bonus MacKenzie family prompt: make use of the idea of “murderous intent.”

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 23, 2015

One of the most excellent things about a live show, poetry regulars know, is the feeling that you are watching something unique and unreproducible happen right before your eyes. Last night’s Cantab show might have been one of the year’s best examples: a short, storyline-intense spotlight feature from Claudia Wilson, followed by a full set …

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Writing Prompts Galore

Looking for more summer writing prompts? Don’t worry, Adam Stone has had you covered since about 2008, when he began providing a weekly writing prompt at the Wednesday Cantab show. We’ve archived his prompts back to about 2011 or so: Tips from the Bar Archive. Thanks, Adam!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The results of our fourteen-poet super-grand speed slam are in! After just three minutes of poetry (in two poems) each, standings are as follows:

1. Janae Johnson 54.5
2. Sean Patrick Mulroy 53.1
3. Kylie Noelle 51.3
4. Meaghan Ford 50.9
5. Nora Meiners 50.5
6. Zeke Russell 50.3

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Tips from the Bar: You Went Over Time and Time Has Things to Say About It

A welcome-back present from bartender Adam to himself: an appropriately snarky prompt. Try a poem where the clock talks trash about your inability to keep your mouth shut.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Heat One of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams has ended! Ranks are as follows:

  • Bobby Crawford 53.4
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé 53.1
  • Marshall Gillson 52.9
  • Ellyn Touchette 52.6
  • Meaghan Ford 52.3
  • Sophia Holtz 51.5
  • Nathan Comstock
  • Austin Hendricks
  • Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone, and …

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