Tag: Emily Eastman

The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, March 30, 2017

OBERON in Harvard Square welcomes the Third Annual Grudge Match on March 30, 2017!

Special THURSDAY show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a cast of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and JR Mahung.

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.

The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE REMATCH, April 17, 2016

The Grudge Match is back! April 17, 2016. Banner by Emily Carroll, photos by Marshall Goff and Rich Beaubien.

Special Sunday show at ONCE in Somerville! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a host of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and featuring poet Muggs Fogarty, musician Brian McCarthy, and comedian Wes Hazard.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Emily Eastman of Slam Free or Die. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Sure, sure, it’s blisteringly hot, swelteringly humid, and super-obviously only just past the midway point of the calendar… Still, it seems constantly surprising that July even exists and is happening to us right here. This past Wednesday, five teams prepping for the National Poetry Slam in August (so! soon!) got down on our dirty basement …

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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, February 4, 2015

Heat Two of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams is now complete! Rankings from the slam: Nora Meiners 54.2 Zeke Russell 53.8 Colin Killick 53.1 Emily Eastman 52.9 Sean Patrick Mulroy 52.3 Ed Wilkinson 52.1 John Mortara Mike Leon Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone! We also …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Jake Villarreal, Zeke Russell, John Mortara, Emily Eastman, Mike Leon, Nora Meiners, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Ed Wilkinson, Colin Killick. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Running a slam in Boston has always meant a lot of transition for the Cantab; poets come to the city for two, or four, or five years, make their mark on the community, and then depart for the next phase of their lives. It can be easy to focus most on the voices we miss, …

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