Tag: CUPSI Warm-Up

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 15, 2017: CUPSI Warm-Up

The Cantab CUPSI Warm-Up will prepare local teams for collegiate slam nationals, coming to Chicago this April.

CUPSI-bound collegiate teams from Emerson, Simmons, Wellesley, and Northeastern face off in a traditional 4×4 slam to prepare for their upcoming national tournament.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 30, 2016: CUPSI Warm-Up and Tariq Luthun Spotlight

Official logo for CUPSI '16 in Austin, Texas.

Detroit poet Tariq Luthun offers a spotlight feature, then five CUPSI-bound collegiate slam teams face off to prepare for their upcoming national tournament: Emerson vs. Berklee vs. Simmons vs. Northeastern vs. UMass Boston.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Happy spring, Cantabbers! This year, we were pleased to celebrate the much-awaited return of the warm weather with a much-awaited feature from a local favorite: Jonah Comstock! Jonah brought a new chapbook, a finely tuned feature, and a really brave face to his unexpected roasting on the open mic. It’s a great treat to hear …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 18, 2015: CUPSI Warm-Up

Official logo for CUPSI '15 in Richmond, Virginia.

CUPSI-bound collegiate slam teams face off to prepare for their upcoming national tournament: Emerson vs. Berklee vs. Simmons vs. one more TBD. No open poetry slam tonight.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Our slammin’ February has at last drawn to a close, folks: from the world-class stylings of Porsha Olayiwola to the lowbrow hijinks of Adam Stone’s Erotic Box of Doom to the pace-setting Boston Poetry Slam Team Selection Semi-Finals, it has been blazingly hot in here all month. This past Wednesday was no exception, as we …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 26, 2014: CUPSI Warm-Up

Logo for CUPSI '14 in Boulder, Colo.

CUPSI-bound collegiate slam teams face off to prepare for their upcoming national tournament. No open poetry slam tonight.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just a quick recap here, folks, while we wait for cool photos to come in from this slam! Last Wednesday marked the semi-final round of the Team Selection Slams, wherein twelve poets battled for the last nine spots in the March 26 Finals. At the end of the night, our final finishers were: 1. Bobby …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 27

Was school vacation just last week? Folks, this week we were back to school with an official CUPSI Warm-Up slam: Emerson College, Simmons College, Harvard University, and the Berklee College of Music mixed it up in a friendly 4×4 to get ready for college nationals in April. Emerson took the top scores in the bout …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 27: CUPSI Warm-Up

Boston Poetry Slam

CUPSI-bound collegiate slam teams (Emerson, Simmons, and Harvard) face off to prepare for the national tournament in April. No open poetry slam tonight.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 20

You can always tell it’s school vacation by the way teachers –and students– turn out for poetry in the middle of the week! The venue was jam-packed just a few minutes after doors opened last night, with folks of all stripes finding a good excuse to stay out late on a cold Wednesday. Perhaps in …

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