Tag: Aparna

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Another fab Wednesday for the Cantab crew! We had an open mic, a haiku slam, and an incredible feature. During the mic, Jack Chasse opened with tales of his year to come, Eli followed with tales of his sister-in-law’s baseball bat, and then Hunter with a thinkpiece (thinkpoem?) on the hit series Riverdale. We had …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Hello Cantab! We are back with another night of tales from the basement. There was a bangin’ open mic, a team qualifying slam, and your typical shenanigans. There were great performances from newbies like Elizabeth (about shaving your head and the absence we all feel) and Bubbles (on adoption and conflict). We also had Ben …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

This Wednesday at the Boston Poetry Slam was one of the more fun AND chill nights we’ve had in a while. The highlights of the open mic included a wide array of topics: OCD and cows (Eli Kane), self-diagnosis (Eren Peterson), infinite sets (Chris Rye), short situationships (first-timer Evelyn), and when Child Protective Services pays …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Hi poet! Get ready to hear about an exciting, surprising, team-selecting poetry slam!! But first, there’s an open mic to cover. We had one of the fastest sold-out nights ever, selling out well before the show even started, and the audience was full of some newcomers and some long-time-no-sees. Alleliah from Tucson, Arizona read from …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

A set, a slam, and a see-you-later. I wish there was a word to describe this past poetry night, but for now I’ll just mash some together and say it was … fantamazbulous. The mic was filled with excellent work as usual, including a vulnerable and moving piece by Sara H and an on-brand straight-from-the-bar poem …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 24th, 2023

Happy Cantab Wednesday! 

Last week contained more than the usual display of talent, as we also had a Spontaneous Speed Slam™️! On a rainy Wednesday evening, we had many-a-newcomer join us for the open mic, including first-timer Jack with a ~memorized~ piece, and new regular Amy See with some striking eco-poetry. The rest of the …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

What a week! This past Wednesday there was not only a fabulous open mic (as usual), but an even MORE fabulous TEAM SELECTION SLAM! Anticipation from the audience and nerves from the slammers filled the room as people filed in. On the open mic we had some freestyling, some first-timers, and fabulous poetry all around. …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, April 5th, 2023

Happy Wednesday! This week was especially chock-full of amazing material from our open mic. One highlight was a hilarious and hard-hitting piece by Frank, who may not be good at flirting but is certainly good at impeccable similes and dropping bars. Other poets brought similarly powerful pieces, commenting on gun violence, gender, and self-consciousness. During …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, March 29th, 2023

We like to think every Wednesday at the Cantab is unique, where anything can happen on the open mic or in the slam, and the thrill of that unpredictability is one of the reasons our audience keeps returning, and listening closely to the poetry that is happening in real time. And so, during this week’s …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 25th, 2023

It was another jam-packed January night at the Cantab Lounge, as an eager-eared crowd took in another full open mic with lots of memorable moments! Poem topics included being a hotline operator, changing your name back to what it previously was, and the metaphors found in an elaborate terms-of-service agreement. Honorable mention goes to Oliver, …

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