Tag: Champion of Champions

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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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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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another great night of slam at the Cantab, folks! We kicked off the night with a really solid open mic, followed by the excellent and up-and-coming Anthony Ragler from New York. Anthony brought us a slew of family poems, plus a little preview of what we might hear from him this year when he reps …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 20, 2015: Anthony Ragler and the Champion of Champions Speed Slam!

NPS 2014 Finalist Anthony Ragler. Photo by Philomena Haley.

NYC poet and 2014 NPS finalist Anthony Ragler. Champion of Champions Slam: Sean Patrick Mulroy defends his title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The results of our fourteen-poet super-grand speed slam are in! After just three minutes of poetry (in two poems) each, standings are as follows:

1. Janae Johnson 54.5
2. Sean Patrick Mulroy 53.1
3. Kylie Noelle 51.3
4. Meaghan Ford 50.9
5. Nora Meiners 50.5
6. Zeke Russell 50.3

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The nights are getting longer, Cantabbers, which means the slams are getting feistier! All eight of our past season’s slam winners turned out for last night’s Champions of Champions Slam, each looking for a chance to depose Bobby Crawford from throne. The open mic was filled with solid work, including a few returning newcomers, and …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 29, 2014: Nate Marshall and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Nate Marshall, prominent Chicago slammer.

Prominent Chicago slammer Nate Marshall. Champion of Champions poetry slam: Bobby Crawford defends his title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Jacob Rakovan and the Champion of Champions Slam

Appalachian writer Jacob Rakovan.

Appalachian writer and Poetry & Pie co-curator Jacob Rakovan. Champion of Champions slam: Ellyn Touchette defends her title.