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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 24, 2017

What a night, folks: eight poets entered the epic four-round World Qualifier this week, but only one could leave as the World Qualifier Champ and the Boston Poetry Slam’s sole representative to the 2017 Individual World Poetry Slam in Spokane, Washington this October. It was an awesome night, full of strong performances all around and …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 24, 2017: World Qualifier Final

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: Brandon, Sara Mae, Truj, Em, Meaghan, RebeccaLynn, Alex, and Zeke slam off for the venue’s one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Spokane, Wash.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Slammers and listeners! Another speed slam season is in the books, and it’s been actually, totally rad. Last night was the culmination of our winter of fast-talking short-poem slams, the battle royale from which only eight poets may emerge! Twelve of our eighteen qualified poets showed out with their two- and one-minute poems for the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Happy National Poetry Month, Cantabbers! It’s been a wild beginning to spring for poetry, and making not one, but TWO sold-out pre-legendary shows happen (our eleven-person Finals and the third annual Grudge Match) has been an honor, a privilege, and a really good time.

First things first: announcing the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam team! …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Team Selection FINALS

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! Revised schedule: 8:00 open mic, 8:45 first round, 9:30 intermission. Following intermission, RebeccaLynn will spotlight, then two more rounds will kick off around 10:00. The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Denver this August.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 1, 2017

It was a wild ride at semi-finals this Wednesday, folks, with an unprecedented lucky thirteen poets taking the stage to try for a spot in the Finals. After two rounds of blisteringly hot slam, then new-to-the-stage work from sacrifices RebeccaLynn and Meaghan Ford, we ended up with a record-setting ELEVEN poets qualified for Finals on …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Top qualified poets slam two poems each to see who advances to Finals for the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team: Claudia Wilson, Ron Prudent, Austin Hendricks, Zeke Russell, Kylie Noelle, Brandon Melendez, Allison Truj, Adam Stone, Kieran Collier, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Neiel Israel, Emily Taylor, and John Pinkham. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

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 Feature for Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Erotic Poetry Night Featuring Chloé Cunha and Love vs. Death

Our annual, wildly popular, and dangerously sexy Erotic Poetry Night! Bring your naughtiest open mic poems. Featuring haiku (you know it) from Chloé Cunha and the Love vs. Death poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Last night, once again, poets and listeners warmed the corners of our hearts as well as the darkest, dingiest corners of the underground bar we call home every Wednesday. Thank you so much to the folks who continue to support and engage with our reading, both by speaking out and by providing an open-hearted audience …

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