Tag: Cassandra de Alba

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 29: Hogwarts House Slam

Hogwarts seal courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, based on original design by Eleanor Taylor.

The House points are not the point… Are they? A team slam featuring Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw vs. Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Success! This week, we enjoyed a fabulous All Hallows/Saints’/Souls’ slam, courtesy of director and host Cassandra de Alba. Seven pairs of poets slammed off for the dubious honor of a mysteeeeeeeeeeeeerious discount pharmacy prize, plus eternal (for real this time) glory. We are pleased to offer congratulations to the Died Young team, who, clocking in …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 1, 2017: The All Souls’ Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The Cantab’s first invitational All Souls’ Slam: performers present a slam of covers by poets past. Produced by Cassandra de Alba.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ah, October in New England: when the leaves turn a warm yellow-gold, then are beaten off the trees by a lashing, unseasonably warm rain… amirite? But look, no matter what kind of weather you needed shelter from, you could find it in the Cantab last Wednesday, under the protective real-world vision of our feature Claudia …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We’ve arrived, folks: with the good weather and empty bar-and-coffeehouse stools in Boston comes the summer of slam, our annual region-wide ramp-up to the National Poetry Slam, this year taking place in Denver, Colorado. Seven New England teams represent at NPS this year, and four of them faced off at the Cantab last night! When …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cantabbers, was it only just this past Wednesday night when we frolicked freely on the sidewalks, unfettered by winter whiteness or a million overripe snowflake metaphors? Yea, it was: the gold old days, a surprisingly! non-problematic! Erotic Poetry Night! (thank you, brilliant open mic poets!) when Chloé Cunha tickled your fancy with the exact magic …

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

Flashback to EPN 2012: host Jamei Bauer has her erotic poetry listening face on. Photo by Marshall Goff.

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.

Tips from the Bar: The Cassandra de Alba Prompt

Tips from the Bar

You discover the Cantab stairs are cursed, hexed, and/or haunted. Tell the story of why.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Thanks for filling our room to the 100-mark for 100% of 2017, poetry lovers! Of course, your motives may have been purely selfish: last night’s nine-poet prelims was a glorious example of why you should never miss a minute at the Boston Poetry Slam. After the dust cleared on heat two of our Team Selection …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 18, 2017: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring nine of the season’s top poets: Kylie Noelle, Claudia Wilson, Kieran Collier, Allison Truj, RebeccaLynn, Kai Bobbi, Emily Taylor, Austin Hendricks, and Mckendy Fils-Aimé. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver.