Tag: April Penn

Tips from the Bar: Ingredients for a Poem With April Penn and Andrew Campana

Tips from the Bar

Ingredients for your poem: 1. The name of a thing obsessed with naming things; 2. Rain; 3. Architecture.

Tips from the Bar: A(nother) April Penn Prompt

A telephone-game version of the Odyssey? Check. Next up: telephone your favorite children’s book.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 15

We had a packed house last night for a really solid open mic, featuring poets new and old and including a special spotlight from London birthday girl Rachel Rose Reid. Then we had a sweet feature from April Penn! Our beloved every-week open mic standout brought us a solid selection of some lesser-heard, longer work, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 15, 2013: April Penn

April Penn, local open mic favorite.

Local poet, activist, and favorite open mic reader April Penn features. Open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 8

We’ve actually been waiting years to welcome back 2011 Boston Poetry Slam Team member Rachel McKibbens. One of our favorite writers, performers, and home-team slammers, Rachel put together a remarkable set for us, absolutely packed with poetry, emotion, and that feeling of reward that comes with new ideas. As always, her feature left us tingly, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, Feburary 13: Erotic Poetry Night PLUS Love vs. Death Slam

Boston Poetry Slam

Open mic poets get down and dirty with the Boston Poetry Slam’s awkwardest poetry date night of the year: Erotic Poetry Night! Our feature for the night will be a Love vs. Death poetry slam, produced by BPS favorite Kevin Spak.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween, everyone! Big thanks to all who came out to celebrate with us this year at the Dead Poets’ Slam. Our open mic was full of a great mix of live poets doing their own work, live poets doing dead poets’ work, and live poets covering each other. Neat! We enjoyed a few costumes …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 15, 2012

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

Folks, we have somehow survived another Erotic Poetry Night at the Cantab Lounge! It was another night of poets mixing the sensual with the slutty, subtlety with straight-up (or not) sex, and erotica with neurotica… Let’s just say we’re pretty sure Congress doesn’t have a panel to deal with ANY of the propositions we heard …

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Feature for February 15, 2012: Erotic Poetry Night with Head-to-Head Dirty Haiku

The Boston Poetry Slam's annual Erotic Poetry Night presents the Head-to-Head Dirty Haiku Slam! Logo by Gary Hoare.

It’s the Wednesday closest to Valentine’s, which means it’s time for our annual Erotic Poetry Night! This year’s erotic open mic will also feature a Head-to-Head Dirty Haiku Slam produced by Gary Hoare.