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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Zanne Langlois and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam with Jess Rizkallah

Champion of Champions poetry slam! Eight 8×8 slam winners return to challenge reigning champ Jess Rizkallah for the venue’s top slam title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Marty McConnell, Mohamed Hassan, and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Lambda Literary finalist and NUPIC champion Marty McConnell. Spotlight from 2015 New Zealand National Slam Champ Mohamad Hassan. AND the Champion of Champions poetry slam: Jess Rizkallah defends her title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 10, 2016

WELL DANG. We’ve been (figuratively) holding our breath since March for the promised re-booking of Timothy DuWhite, and he finally made it out to the Cantab for our post-Nationals celebration last night… It was worth the wait! An engaging and risk-taking performer, Tim broke out clever, well-crafted, and thought-provoking work to start and didn’t let …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 10, 2016: Timothy DuWhite and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Form-bending NYC poet Timothy DuWhite. Champion of Champions poetry slam: Mckendy Fils-Aimé defends his title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 20, 2016: Ross Gay and the Champion of Champions Slam

Ross Gay, author of “Catalog of Unabashed Gratitude.” Champion of Champions SPEED slam: Mckendy Fils-Aimé defends his title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy old year, Cantabbers! Last night was an excellent celebration of everything we’ve done for 2015… Some familiar faces came out to visit the open mic, plus a few first-timers hit the stage already itching to make a name for themselves in the venue. What a fun night! Our feature, Sam Rush, brought the house …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 30, 2015: Sam Rush and the Champion of Champions Slam

New Hampshire via South Florida poet Sam Rush. Champion of Champions poetry slam: Mckendy Fils-Aimé defends his title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

On pretty much any Wednesday night at the Boston Poetry Slam, you could tell yourself you were looking forward to a diverse, solid, and highly original open mic, a standout feature, or a baller all-star poetry slam. When the stars align, though (not that you’d know from our lightless basement, but let’s metaphor for a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Last week: we welcomed the most excellent and thoughtful language pioneer Corrina Bain to the stage. C brought us a set with all the vulnerability, intensity, and honesty we’ve come to expect from this unique poet’s voice. The four-poet Slam of Doom (very serious) came down to a nailbiting third round between Encyclopedia Show host …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 12, 2015

What’s better: assuming that the Cantab-powers-that-be totally knew it was World Elephant Day upon booking Jess Rizkallah’s feature? Or imagining that it was just the wildest, sweetest, luckiest, most synchronicity-stuffed feature selection in the calendar? Holy ker-wow, the brilliant and vulnerable and ass-kicking and, yes, elephant-invoking Jess Riz brought the house down at the Cantab …

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