Tag: Emily O’Neill

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Well, heck, Cantabbers: this past week’s super-smart open mic was loving enough to make the walls blush– we can’t blame poets for the new paint job, but it sure is something when the night plays to the stage’s pink glow. Glowing herself as the buttercream icing on it all was Emily O’Neill, longtime Cantabber come …

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Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, September 26, 2018 with Emily O’Neill

Grub Street poetry educator Emily O'Neill. Photo courtesy of Green Street Grill.

Emily O’Neill, Cantab feature for the evening, leads a generative workshop before the show. $5-$20 sliding scale, advance sign-up recommended (but not required).

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 26, 2018: Emily O’Neill

Emily O'Neill, author of "A Falling Knife Has No Handle." Photo by Jackie Downey.

Author of a falling knife has no handle, local Emily O’Neill.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 19, 2018

A sweet and dedicated crowd turned out last night for the final Wednesday of summer at the Cantab, taking the open mic seriously, humorously, and sexily by turns. The many bright spots of the night turned out to be a perfect lead-in to the double-feature from Julia Gaskill and Stephen Meads; these two Portland (Oregon) …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 18, 2015: World Qualifier Final

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 4 Speed Slam fight for one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesdays are the best, folks. What better way to spend Star Wars Day than by watching an epic battle of the most core representations of good and evil, presented through good poetry and… Actually, all the poetry was pretty good. A diabolical dozen slammers turned out last night for the season’s shortest epic: a two-round …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 4, 2016: World Qualifier Speed Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

First of two nights of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: past slam winners compete in two speed rounds (2- and 1-minute poems) to see who will advance to Finals. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the Individual World Poetry Slam.

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, April 13, 2016

It’s exactly the middle of National Poetry Month, folks, and we are just hitting our stride here at the Cantab. This week, Cassandra de Alba celebrated the release of her chapbook on Horse Less Press: habitats, with a jam-packed feature of one-minute poems. Did you miss your chance to buy the book? Nope, you totally …

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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 …

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