Tag: Ellyn Touchette

Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series Featuring Ellyn Touchette on April 2, 2015

Portland poet Ellyn Touchette. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, featuring Portland poet Ellyn Touchette. Hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Emily Carroll.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Team Selection Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of three insanely competitive rounds will comprise the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Oakland this August.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The results of our grand Team Selection Semi-Finals are in! Rankings going into Finals: Zeke Russell 53.8 Bobby Crawford 52.5 Nora Meiners 52.4 Meaghan Ford 51.5 Marshall Gillson 51.0 Sean Patrick Mulroy 50.6 Mckendy Fils-Aimé 50.5 Ed Wilkinson 49.2 Emily Eastman 47.7 Sophia Holtz Ellyn Touchette Colin Killick Poets in bold are qualified to advance …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 18, 2015: 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 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Heat One of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams has ended! Ranks are as follows: Bobby Crawford 53.4 Mckendy Fils-Aimé 53.1 Marshall Gillson 52.9 Ellyn Touchette 52.6 Meaghan Ford 52.3 Sophia Holtz 51.5 Nathan Comstock Austin Hendricks Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone, and special thanks to …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Austin Hendricks, Bobby Crawford, Ellyn Touchette, Marshall Gillson, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nathan Comstock, Sophia Holtz. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Thanks for an excellent 2014, Boston Poetry Slammers. We were super-pleased to welcome beloved MC Emeritus, many-time slam team member, all-star open-mic poet, and one-time near-weekly judge Brian S. Ellis back to the stage for a year-end feature this past Wednesday. Brian read a few from his latest, American Dust Revisited, but also brought us …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

It was a heady night at the Cantab last night, folks, as Star Trek and Star Wars fans waged a war to be remembered for all eternity… Or at least until the galactically strong drinks wear off. Producer and idea-man Nathan Comstock tempted sixteen poets down the stairs into our wretched hive of booze and …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Star Trek vs. Star Wars Slam

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

The Cantab’s first ever Star Trek vs. Star Wars slam! Nathan Comstock produces and hosts this invite-only theme slam, featuring all-star head-to-head match-ups between the ultimate sci-fi universes.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A pretty sweet night at the Cantab went down last Wednesday, folks: we got to celebrate the triumphant return of most of our top-twenty 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, a killer feature from Jacob Rakovan, and a field of very serious NPS-caliber poets duking it out for the chance to challenge reigning Champion of Champions …

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