Tag: Bobby Crawford

Final Update from the 2016 National Poetry Slam

It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam. The team went into semis feeling …

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Update from the National Poetry Slam!

Bout sheet for bout #10, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the National Poetry Slam.

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team bouted at Nationals last night in the first of two preliminary bouts, taking a rank of 2 behind the Atlanta-based Art Amok team, and defeating two teams from Chicago (Uptown/Green Mill and Mental Graffiti). It was, of course, a hot night in Decatur, and perhaps eighty people were packed …

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Boston Poetry Slam Team Bouts Tonight at the National Poetry Slam

Greetings from the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers! Your Boston Poetry Slam team bouts for the first time tonight at 9pm. To follow along with the tournament, you can visit scores.poetryslam.com: you’ll find your home reps in Bout #10 vs. Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, Chicago’s Mental Graffiti, and Atlanta’s Art Amok. Wish us luck!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the folks who packed the house last night to make the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team’s last night in town the best ever! Last night’s crowd held on through a rollicking one-hour rollercoaster feature from World Qualifier winner Neiel Israel, Champion of Champions Mckendy Fils-Aimé, SlamMaster Simone Beaubien, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 27: The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team is: Zeke Russell, Neiel Israel, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Bobby Crawford, and Simone Beaubien. Photo courtesy of Marshall Goff.

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team: Neiel Israel, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Simone Beaubien, and Bobby Crawford. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS next week.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Glorious thanks and high-fives to everyone who came out to see the slam last night! After the dust cleared, a tight slam revealed the following standings: Providence Poetry Slam 108.9 Lizard Lounge 106.9 Boston Poetry Slam 106.8 Slam Free or Die 104.1 Extra congratulations to Providence, who brought nuanced and important work to the stage …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

T’was a small but vocal audience at the Cantab last night, with many of our friends at the Mass Action protests downtown, but a few newcomers coming out to try their voices out loud in the room. Thomas Fucaloro did not disappoint, bringing high energy and intimate performance to the primed and listening room. The …

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Tips from the Bar: Triple Threat

Tips from the Bar

Did you notice that our recurring tipster, Adam Stone, was off duty last night? If you think that means you don’t get a prompt… Think again. Here are THREE prompts from the overachieving Cantab staff. Adam Stone suggests: twenty-first century hints from Heloise! Write a poem about super-unusual lifehacks. Bobby Crawford offers: unshopping, unpacking, unwaking …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 28, 2016: Neiel Israel Wins the World Qualifier!

There can be only one, Cantab. Only one poet can represent the Boston Poetry Slam at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff, Arizona, and our top-scoring poet of last night’s World Qualifier Final is… 1. WINNER: Neiel Israel 2. Runner-up: Mckendy Fils-Aimé Eliminated after three rounds: 3. Bobby Crawford 4. RebeccaLynn Gualtieri Eliminated after …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 18, 2015: World Qualifier Final

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 4 Speed Slam fight for one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Flagstaff, Ariz.