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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 19

It was an exceptionally fun night at the Cantab this week as we welcomed NYC/New Jersey poet Omar Holmon to the stage. Omar absolutely slayed the room with his set, showing off his emotional range from serious to sarcastic, but always returning to home base: screwball nerd comedy that had the room in stitches for …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The packed house at the Team Slam Preliminaries. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Behind the link: scores, rankings, and highlights from the 2012 Team Selection Preliminaries. There’s also a fabulous gallery of images by photographer Marshall Goff!

Cantab Recap for February 1, 2012: Mckendy Fils-Aimé Wins the World Qualifier Finals!

McKendy Fils-Aimé, our 2012 IWPS representative, performs on the Cantab open mic. Photo by Cassandra Ashley.

Congratulations to Mckendy Fils-Aimé, who will represent the venue at IWPS this October! A full recap is below. Next week’s feature: 2010-2011 NPS champ Sierra DeMulder, plus an open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Melissa Newman-Evans, top scorer for the night, laying down "The Shame Machine." Photo by Marshall Goff.

Well, we don’t call it slam for nothing; last night’s event was boisterous, rollicking, edge-of-your-seat kind of fun, all tied together with that silly scoring system we informally use to reduce art to cold, hard numbers. That’s right, the World Qualifier Semi-Finals rocked the house from beginning to end, with competing poets rolling out their …

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Feature for January 18, 2012: World Qualifier Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam

Qualified poets slam off in the annual grand speed slam: two rounds of 2- and 1-minute poems to see who will advance to World Qualifier Finals. $5 cover.