Tag: Cassandra de Alba

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 28, 2016

Oh, National Poetry Month! We are sure gonna miss you… Like we are already missing Rose Smith, one of the rarest touring poets we’ve ever had the joy to book out of Columbus, Ohio. Rose started her set with an understated opening, drawing the crowd close to hang on her every printed word… And finished …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 13, 2016

It’s exactly the middle of National Poetry Month, folks, and we are just hitting our stride here at the Cantab. This week, Cassandra de Alba celebrated the release of her chapbook on Horse Less Press: habitats, with a jam-packed feature of one-minute poems. Did you miss your chance to buy the book? Nope, you totally …

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Tips from the Bar: the Cassandra de Alba Prompt

Tips from the Bar

“Deer in the highlights.”

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 13, 2016: Cassandra de Alba

Local favorite and metaphorical deer hunter Cassandra de Alba. Photo by Emily Cataneo.

Cassandra de Alba releases her new book on Horse Less Press. Eighth and final open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Happy National Poetry Month, Cantabbers! While the CUPSI poets are away, the non-collegiate shall… Rack our brains over 30/30? Yes, most likely: tons of new work hit the open last night to celebrate the nation’s most traditional month to attempt writing thirty poems in thirty days. If you haven’t started your 30/30 project yet, no …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We survived another Erotic Poetry Night, Cantabbers! Huge, girthy, well-lubricated thanks to our really remarkable open mic poets, who brought us the sexy while almost unanimously bringing accompanying agency, personality, consent, and very creative language to the stage. Also, y’all are awkward as heck and that sure is hot. Nice work, poets! Extra-enthusiastic thanks also …

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Cantab Feature for February 10, 2016: Erotic Poetry Night and the Schmaltz Slam

We don't know if it's poetry, but it happened at Erotic Poetry Night. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Gird your loins: it’s our annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic, featuring The Schmaltz Slam, a head-to-head poetry slam event between the Pick-Up Lines and the Valentines, produced by the diabolically moonlit Emily Carroll.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Official results from the second of our two heats of Team Selection Preliminaries have been tabulated! The top six poets have qualified to move on to Semi-Finals on February 17: 1. Meaghan Ford 52.2 2. Zeke Russell 50.4 3. Quentin Lucas 49.3 4. Nora Meiners 48.7 5. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 48.6 6. Manvir Singh 48.3 7. …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Second of two elimination slams featuring Ed Wilkinson, Emily O’Neill, Jess Riz, Manvir Singh, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nora Meiners, Quentin Lucas, and Zeke Russell; hosted by two-time NPS Finalist Eirean Bradley. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 7, 2015

This past Wednesday: we had a killer night at the Cantab with a fabulous spotlight feature and full feature combo! The illustrious Beck Cooper from New Orleans took the stage during our open mic for a bonus set of three poems to close our her short northeast visit; she sold out of books earlier in …

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