Tag: Champion of Champions

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 23, 2014: Hieu Minh Nguyen and the Champion of Champions Slam

Hieu Minh Nguyen photo by David Mendolia.

Twin Cities poet Hieu Minh Nguyen. Sean Patrick Mulroy defends his title in the Champion of Champions poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Is it still 2014, Cantabbers? Good news: from our poetry perspective, this year is awesome so far! We had a fun-sized open mic last night with a good group of solid newcomers, plus a great selection of folks returning from winter break, regulars trying out a new voice for 2014, and a few long-distance travelers …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 23: Andrew Ek and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Andrew Ek, Omaha LTAB co-director.

Sober October show: Omaha poet, LTAB co-director, and Encyclopedia Show Omaha co-host Andrew Ek features. Tom Slavin defends his title in the Champion of Champions poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Red Sox game? Janelle Monae concert? Poetry vs. Comedy Showdown? Sure, there might be three other shows in town on a Wednesday night, but that doesn’t stop us from filling the room for Chad Anderson, New Jersey performance poet and long-time LoserSlam coach. Chad brought us a (nearly) banter-free set, closing with a sweet cover …

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Cantab Feature for July 24, 2013: Steve Subrizi and a Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Poet-musician Steve Subrizi. Photo by Ernest Estime.

Poet, musician, and all-around hard-working artist Steve Subrizi features. Tom Slavin defends his title in the Champion of Champions slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 24

National Poetry Month has just ended at the Boston Poetry Slam, folks, and we went out on a high note. First, Marty McConnell led a workshop to kick off a big night, and the venue responded in kind with a super-solid and interesting open mic. Marty replied with a feature (kicking off with a brand-new-to-everyone …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 17

We can confirm it: last week’s workshop leader and feature, Cristin O’Keefe Aptowicz, is the classiest class act who ever acted classy, hands down. After a difficult week in Boston, we were ready to laugh, grieve, and take poetry as seriously as possible this past Wednesday; our open mic community showed a lot of sensitivity …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 19

Did someone tell you that the Cantab would be less packed the week before Christmas? If so, they were definitely lying: every seat was filled for Deonte Osayande, who came all the way from Detroit to rock the house on his last New England stop. The slam was full of surprises, with the judges clearly …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 10

It was an exceptionally big night at the ‘tab last night, folks, as tons of audience turned out for our open mic, double feature, and Champion of Champions poetry slam! The night started off with some open mic standouts, including lots of slammer entourage from Portland (Maine), a least a couple of local newcomers, one …

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Cantab Feature for October 10, 2012: Robyn Bateman and Meg Waldron

Robyn Bateman from Portland, Oregon shows off her performance chops.

Meg Waldron and Robyn Bateman, two poets from Portland, Oregon, present a double feature. Zanne Langlois defends her Champion of Champions title in the poetry slam.