Tag: Anna Binkovitz

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 Recap for Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Some of us have been waiting a long time to hear Ricky Orng feature at the Cantab Lounge; last night, we finally got our wish! Ricky took us through stories of family and food, language and missed connections, and through all of it wound the substantial joy he makes part of his craft. You can …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Success! This week, we enjoyed a fabulous All Hallows/Saints’/Souls’ slam, courtesy of director and host Cassandra de Alba. Seven pairs of poets slammed off for the dubious honor of a mysteeeeeeeeeeeeerious discount pharmacy prize, plus eternal (for real this time) glory. We are pleased to offer congratulations to the Died Young team, who, clocking in …

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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 Recap for Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Cantabbers! It’s now the third week of August, the end of the National Poetry Slam season and almost time for the venue to start filling up with wide-eyed out-of-towners, fresh from their first classes of the semester. Don’t worry, though, some things are consistent as always: this past week, our featured event was the Champion …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Oh, summer. A time for friends at the barbecue, late moonlit nights and, of course, reuniting with your long-lost bartender in a dirty Cambridge basement? You betcha: redheaded wildchild Melissa Newman-Evans came home last night, ready to tear down the walls with her characteristic volume and– is that uncharacteristic tenderness we detect? What has Denver …

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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 7. Colin Killick 8. Adam Stone …

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

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

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.