Tag: Champion of Champions

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 Feature for Wednesday, April 19, 2017: JR Mahung and the Champion of Champions Slam with Kylie Noelle

JR Mahung, Belizean-American-Chicago poet. Photo by pizza pi press.

Reluctant local slam powerhouse JR Mahung. Plus: the Champion of Champions speed slam! Eight 8×8 speed slam winners return to challenge reigning champ Kylie Noelle for the venue’s top slam title.

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

Zanne Langlois, Portland (Maine!) poet and former Boston Poetry Slam Champion of Champions.

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

Chicago poetry powerhouse Marty McConnell.

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

NYC artist Timothy DuWhite.

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, National Book Award Finalist. Photo by Zack Hetrick.

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 poet Sam Rush. Photo by Simon Sarris.

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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