Tag: Bobby Crawford

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 17, 2016: Team Selection Semi-Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam, deciding who advances to Finals for the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Official results from last night’s Team Selection Preliminaries are in, folks!

The top six poets have qualified to move on to Semi-Finals on February 17:
1. Bobby Crawford 58.1
2. JR Mahung 57.4
3. Neiel Israel 56.6
4. Simone Beaubien 56.2
5. Marshall Gillson 55.9
6. Joshua Elbaum 55.8

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring Adam Stone, Bobby Crawford, Colin Killick, Joshua Elbaum, JR Mahung, Marshall Gillson, Neiel Israel, and Simone Beaubien; hosted by 2015 IWPS champ Porsha Olayiwola. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy old year, Cantabbers! Last night was an excellent celebration of everything we’ve done for 2015… Some familiar faces came out to visit the open mic, plus a few first-timers hit the stage already itching to make a name for themselves in the venue. What a fun night! Our feature, Sam Rush, brought the house …

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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, September 30, 2015

The first week of the month is always a party at the Boston Poetry Slam, folks: this week we got to enjoy Jared Singer at the Cantab on Wednesday, plus Krysten Hill at Moonlighting on Thursday. Welcome YAWKtober indeed (h/t Mckendy)! Our Cantab slam this week was a doozy, with four poets fighting for the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 23, 2015

One of the most excellent things about a live show, poetry regulars know, is the feeling that you are watching something unique and unreproducible happen right before your eyes. Last night’s Cantab show might have been one of the year’s best examples: a short, storyline-intense spotlight feature from Claudia Wilson, followed by a full set …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Did you survive move-in day, BPS fans? If you’re reading this, let’s hope it means you escaped your new apartment filled with boxes for the relative safety of the Cantab Lounge last night. A homey crowd was there to greet Tom Daley and House You Cannot Reach; Tom gave a rousing set, impeccably performed and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

You wanted hit slam favorites? You wanted new surprises? You wanted a surreal group piece, heartstring twang after heartstring twang, and a surprise cover to finish the night? You got it, Cantab! Our team brought the fire and the craft to their one-hour set last Wednesday, and we are so proud to have them representing …

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Cantab Feature for August 5, 2015: Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Sean is making the same face he made last year. Photo by Marshall Goff.

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team, Oakland-bound for the National Poetry Slam. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS.