Tag: Colin Killick

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 21, 2018

It took us two Wednesdays, Cantabbers, but we finally finished up the first round (two poems each from nineteen slammers) of the 2018 Team Selection Slams! Our second heat closed out last night, a strong field taking deeply personal work unto the prelim. After two rounds, the dust cleared to reveal: 1. Neiel Israel 57.1 …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 31, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

The second prelim for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team; different poets and different judges, but still only six will make it to semi-finals in February. $5 cover charge tonight to help send the team to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Success! This week, we enjoyed a fabulous All Hallows/Saints’/Souls’ slam, courtesy of director and host Cassandra de Alba. Seven pairs of poets slammed off for the dubious honor of a mysteeeeeeeeeeeeerious discount pharmacy prize, plus eternal (for real this time) glory. We are pleased to offer congratulations to the Died Young team, who, clocking in …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 1, 2017: The All Souls’ Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The Cantab’s first invitational All Souls’ Slam: performers present a slam of covers by poets past. Produced by Cassandra de Alba.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Is summer here already, folks? Last night’s show had all the signs: a sweltering night outdoors, a packed house inside, and breath-of-fresh-air Jess Rizkallah in the house, returned from her MFA program at NYU. Jess brought us a glorious selection of nearly all new works, packing tons of poems into her feature with her signature …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 13, 2016

T’was a small but vocal audience at the Cantab last night, with many of our friends at the Mass Action protests downtown, but a few newcomers coming out to try their voices out loud in the room. Thomas Fucaloro did not disappoint, bringing high energy and intimate performance to the primed and listening room. The …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 1, 2016

June is a five-Wednesday, month, Cantabbers: it’s like a month with an extra payday of poetry, just in time to get your summer started off right! Big ups to Matt Mason for kicking things off for us beautifully… Matt made us a quick pit-stop on the way to his next feature in Reykjavik, bringing us …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 25, 2016

If you missed last night’s breathtaking feature by Fatimah Asghar, you’ll be doubly sad to learn that her YesYes Books chapbook, After, is completely sold out. (Don’t worry, you can still read more of her new poems at her homepage.) Those of us who were there are doubly grateful that Adam finally got the air …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team Selection Semi-Finals have come and gone, poetry fans, laying waste to many beers and three very talented poets. Here are the results from last night’s epic slam: 1. Zeke Russell 53.2 2. Marshall Gillson 53.1 3. Simone Beaubien 52.6 4. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 52.5 5. JR Mahung 51.6 6. Neiel …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 17, 2016: Team Selection Semi-Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam, deciding who advances to Finals for the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.