Tag: April Penn

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, April 12, 2017

National Poetry Month rolls on, and what better poet to hear a full set from than the month’s very namesake? Last night, a small and mighty crowd braved the malfunctioning subway to roll into the venue just in time for a riveting feature from April Penn. The weekly venue mainstay showed off just some of …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 12, 2017: April Penn

April Penn, Cantab local favorite. Photo by Gregory Jundanian.

Open mic favorite April Penn. Eighth and final open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 5, 2017

At last, at last, it’s National Poetry Month! You know, the one time of year you can read about “Is Poetry Dead?” in ten percent of your major news outlets… But don’t worry, our literally underground poetry scene continues very much alive for 12/12ths of the year, which you already knew if you were out …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Erotic Poetry Night Featuring Chloé Cunha and Love vs. Death

Flashback to EPN 2012: host Jamei Bauer has her erotic poetry listening face on. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Our annual, wildly popular, and dangerously sexy Erotic Poetry Night! Bring your naughtiest open mic poems. Featuring haiku (you know it) from Chloé Cunha and the Love vs. Death poetry slam.

Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic RELAUNCH PARTY Featuring April Penn on November 3, 2016

Moonlighting relaunch feature April Penn.

Our monthly LGBTA+ reading, Moonlighting, featuring April Penn. Curated by Austin Hendricks and hosted by Chloé Cunha.

POSTPONED: Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series RELAUNCH PARTY on October 13, 2016

Moonlighting icon by Emily Carroll.

The series RELAUNCH of our much-missed LGBTA+ reading, Moonlighting, featuring Emmanuel Oppong-Yeboah and April Penn. Hosted by Austin Hendricks and Chloé Cunha.

Tips from the Bar: Back to School Triple-Header

Tips from the Bar

Prompt #1: write about how being lazy once saved you. Prompt #2: write about an unfinished newsworthy event; the story before the story. Special extra bonus prompt #3 from April Penn: explain your gender identity. Be creative. Be precise.

Cantab Feature for February 10, 2016: Erotic Poetry Night and the Schmaltz Slam

We don't know if it's poetry, but it happened at Erotic Poetry Night. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Gird your loins: it’s our annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic, featuring The Schmaltz Slam, a head-to-head poetry slam event between the Pick-Up Lines and the Valentines, produced by the diabolically moonlit Emily Carroll.