Tag: Brandon Melendez

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 2, 2018

It’s May already, Cantabbers, and that means a five-payday-month: we kicked off our bonus Wednesday this week with a really sweet open mic, welcoming some very strong newcomers to the stage, and setting up Kieran Collier for a glorious journey of a feature. What a joy to see this longtime reader owning the mic for …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 2, 2018: Kieran Collier and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Host Kieran Collier performs in the Team Selection Slams. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Local favorite Kieran Collier, plus a Champion of Champions poetry slam: Brandon Melendez defends his title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Wait just a minute: have we seen the last Wednesday of National Poetry Month already? Will we have to wait another eleven months for… Nah, check it, we’ve got Wednesdays fulla poetry every month around here. Last night, obviously, was no kind of exception, with the much-missed and well-traveled Ashley Davis swinging back into town …

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The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, March 29, 2018

The House Slam takes on the Boston Poetry Slam for the fourth year running. Banner by Emily Carroll, photos courtesy Marshall Goff and Rich Beaubien.

Special THURSDAY show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a cast of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Tickets $10-$15, advance purchase recommended.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 21, 2018

It’s official, Cantabbers! After three rounds of poems, at least two heart-stopping comebacks, more twists and turns than you can count plus a whopping 0.001 millimeters of snow, the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge has a 2018 slam team. Cumulative scores on the night gave us the top five poets (in bold) who …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 21, 2018: Team Selection FINALS

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Chicago this August.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Cantabbers! Thanks to each and every one of you for coming out to the basement last night for SPRING BREAK 2018 Team Selection Semi-Finals! After a roller coaster of a slam, with much of our audience casting some high-quality side-eye at a few judges, we have results. It took two rounds to get the standings …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 21, 2018: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Top qualified poets slam two poems each to see who advances to Finals for the 2017 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 24, 2018

And so it begins… The first night of our 2018 Team Selection Slams is in the books, with another prelim heat to go before we finalize our roster for semi-finals. This week’s field was strong and getting stronger, with rookies coming out of the woodwork and local veterans digging deep with new work. Check the …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 24, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The first of two grand poetry slams to begin narrowing the field for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team; top six advance to semi-finals in February. $5 cover charge tonight to help send the team to the National Poetry Slam.