Tag: Emily Carroll

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Glory, glory: big ups to all our poets who hung around town this week to gather for our first-ever High School Reunion slam. Sixteen poets (plus two stellar sacrifices) showed out for a half-hilarious, half-heartbreaking, all-awkward show full of the stories of adolescent dance regrets, forgettable fashion choices, unforgettable first loves, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 23, 2016: The High School Reunion Slam

Announcing the High School Reunion Slam! Flyer by Cassandra de Alba.

An invitational all-star slam where four teams representing the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors take on all the decades-long nostalgia you can stand for big points and eternal bragging rights.

Tips from the Bar: Emily Likes Coffee

Go somewhere public. Listen for a conversation you wouldn’t want to join; maybe it’s too intense, too personal, too weird, or too mundane. Now poem a poem where you insert yourself into the conversation. BONUS PROMPT: Emily likes coffee. Write a poem about coffee.

Tips from the Bar: A Learning Experience

This week’s prompt comes from fill-in/head/heavy-handed bartender Emily Carroll: Write about something that you had to be taught.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We survived another Erotic Poetry Night, Cantabbers! Huge, girthy, well-lubricated thanks to our really remarkable open mic poets, who brought us the sexy while almost unanimously bringing accompanying agency, personality, consent, and very creative language to the stage. Also, y’all are awkward as heck and that sure is hot. Nice work, poets! Extra-enthusiastic thanks also …

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Cantab Feature for February 10, 2016: Erotic Poetry Night and the Schmaltz Slam

We don't know if it's poetry, but it happened at Erotic Poetry Night. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Gird your loins: it’s our annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic, featuring The Schmaltz Slam, a head-to-head poetry slam event between the Pick-Up Lines and the Valentines, produced by the diabolically moonlit Emily Carroll.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We had the best of luck last night for a windy February Wednesday, folks: Boston-based thinking poet Emmanual Oppong-Yeboah kicked in the door for Black History Month with a feature informed by life, loves, and philosophy. Performing almost entirely unencumbered by the page, Emmanuel brought us all along for the ride both inside and out …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ahh, sticky summer in the sticky basement of the Cantab, folks. What more could a poet want? Actually, poets always want more: so it was a good thing we had the very excellent Emily Carroll in the house this week, laying down one perfectly crafted line at a time. This hard-working organizer and bar server …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 17, 2015: Emily Carroll

Emily Carroll reads at the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Bartender and Moonlighting co-curator Emily Carroll. Third open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

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 7. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 50.2 8. Sam …

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