Tag: Cassandra de Alba

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.

Tips from the Bar: tumblrnatrix Guest Prompt

Tips from the Bar

With bartender Adam Stone out of the venue last night, our guest prompt was given by host and Boston Poetry Slam tumblr curator Cassandra de Alba.

True to form, Cass scoured the tiniest corners of the internet to come up with a whole passel of amazing prompts for you from Bernadette Mayer at UPenn. …

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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.