Tag: Allison Truj

Cantab Slam for Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Love vs. Death

Love vs. Death Poetry Slam at the Boston Poetry Slam. Graphic courtesy Rat Queen Cassandra de Alba.

A timeless pairing in the fight for immortality: the ever-seasonal Love vs. Death Poetry Slam. Click to see our all-star roster!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Happy Halloween, Cantabbers! Last night’s slam was a– broombuster? A beastly good time? Definitely magical: the transformative joy of the season was in full effect as Werewolves, Zombies, Ghosts and Vampires took the stage in an extremely-high-stakes and not-at-all off-the-cuff competition event designed to select the Supreme Supernatural Being of the Night. Hosted by hard-working …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 8, 2019

What’s better than looking at the calendar and seeing you get five poetry Wednesdays in a single month? We’ve got it, and it’s definitely: getting a springtime double-barrel of features from the outgoing National slam team! This past week, 2018 NPS semi-finalist, CUPSI coach, podcast star, and Ploughshares production manager Allison Truj brought a brand-new …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 8, 2019: Allison Truj

Extremly Online: 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team member Truj. Photo by Brian Hamilton.

2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team Member, Most Important Meal co-founder, and literal octopus Allison Truj.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 1, 2019

A dream come true! We kicked off the heart of New England springtime this past week with our very own Maeday: Sara Mae, 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team member and Game Over Books author, was our radically smart and tender feature. The FEMS director read and performed old favorites and new, including a generous dose …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 13, 2019: NO ROMANCE Open Mic and the Lovers vs. Leavers Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

A celebratory February open mic at which NO ROMANCE will be allowed, followed by a head-to-head Grudge-Match-style Lovers vs. Leavers poetry slam.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 8, 2018: The 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Meaghan Ford, John Pinkham, Sara Mae, Allison Truj, Neiel Israel. Photo by Marshall Goff.

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team: Neiel Israel, John Pinkham, Meaghan Ford, Allison Truj, and Sara Mae. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS next week.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It’s official, Cantabbers! After three rounds of poems, at least two heart-stopping comebacks, more twists and turns than you can count plus a whopping 0.001 millimeters of snow, the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge has a 2018 slam team. Cumulative scores on the night gave us the top five poets (in bold) who …

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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.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cantabbers! Thanks to each and every one of you for coming out to the basement last night for SPRING BREAK 2018 Team Selection Semi-Finals! After a roller coaster of a slam, with much of our audience casting some high-quality side-eye at a few judges, we have results. It took two rounds to get the standings …

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