Tag: Austin Hendricks

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 22, 2017

It seems like the nights are getting shorter, Cantabbers. Is it so? For instance, last night, when Hieu Minh Nguyen took the stage, it seemed like just a few blinks, six-to-eight life-and-oeuvre-changing poems later, and he was gone. With work as dense, nuanced, and emotionally charged as Hieu’s, we know it’s not enough (it’s never …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thanks for filling our room to the 100-mark for 100% of 2017, poetry lovers! Of course, your motives may have been purely selfish: last night’s nine-poet prelims was a glorious example of why you should never miss a minute at the Boston Poetry Slam. After the dust cleared on heat two of our Team Selection …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 18, 2017: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring nine of the season’s top poets: Kylie Noelle, Claudia Wilson, Kieran Collier, Allison Truj, RebeccaLynn, Kai Bobbi, Emily Taylor, Austin Hendricks, and Mckendy Fils-Aimé. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 14, 2016

After months of patient waiting, we were extremely pleased to finally welcome Columbus poet and SlamMaster Scott Woods back to our mic this past Wednesday. Scott selected a moving set for us this visit, taking on persona, offering advice, and kicking sand over the line between ally and enemy. If you missed it, and you …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesdays are the best, folks. What better way to spend Star Wars Day than by watching an epic battle of the most core representations of good and evil, presented through good poetry and… Actually, all the poetry was pretty good. A diabolical dozen slammers turned out last night for the season’s shortest epic: a two-round …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The calendar year is drawing to a close, folks, and you know what that means… Cold nights, old memories, and fresh new shows from your favorite locals! Outgoing Boston Poetry Slam Team member Marshall Gillson featured for us this past week with a really excellent set, showing all his strengths and a few of his …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Heat One of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams has ended! Ranks are as follows: Bobby Crawford 53.4 Mckendy Fils-Aimé 53.1 Marshall Gillson 52.9 Ellyn Touchette 52.6 Meaghan Ford 52.3 Sophia Holtz 51.5 Nathan Comstock Austin Hendricks Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone, and special thanks to …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Austin Hendricks, Bobby Crawford, Ellyn Touchette, Marshall Gillson, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nathan Comstock, Sophia Holtz. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

It was a heady night at the Cantab last night, folks, as Star Trek and Star Wars fans waged a war to be remembered for all eternity… Or at least until the galactically strong drinks wear off. Producer and idea-man Nathan Comstock tempted sixteen poets down the stairs into our wretched hive of booze and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 21

Last Wednesday, we had one of the most exciting rising slammers in the country scheduled to visit us for a full feature; we’d waited for months to see Tonya Ingram hit our stage just in time for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, Tonya’s bus had a different idea about scheduling… What to do? Well, how about …

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