Tag: George Abraham

Cantab Poetry Slam for September 11, 2019: Team 4×4 Slam

A Nationals-style team slam featuring reps from four teams including Northampton, Lowell, and the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team! $5 cover to raise funds for the traveling teams.

Cantab Poetry Slam for July 3, 2019: Team 4×4 Slam

A Nationals-style team slam featuring reps from four teams including Verbal Slap and the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team! $5 cover to raise funds for the teams and presses.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 15, 2019

We did it, Cantab: eight poets hit the stage last night in the hope of achieving the first-ever 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team, went three rounds against one another with utmost joy and professionalism, and, at last, when the dust cleared the results were in:

1. Joshua Elbaum 83.8
2. Arianna Monet 82.3

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 15, 2019: Team Selection Finals

Come select YOUR 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team! Eight poets are qualified and the top four will earn a spot on the 2019 team. $5 cover charge to help fundraise for the team.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 24, 2019

What a close to National Poetry Month, Cantabbers! This past Wednesday, a dozen semi-finalists took the stage looking for fame, glory, and a time just under seven minutes in two rounds to get them each an invite to our upcoming Finals. After two poems each, we’re excited to announce that poets in bold will be …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 24, 2019: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Top qualified poets slam two poems each to see who advances to Finals for the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Slamming tonight: Dahlia, Yehya, Mugs, Zeke, Lip, Max, Kieran, Myles, George, Arianna, Meaghan, Joshua, and Terah. $5 cover tonight to support the team.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Happy National Poetry Month, Cantabbers! We are beyond pleased to announce our semi-finalists for the 2019 Boston Poetry Slam Team. After a two-round, four-minute slam, we qualified eleven poets who are ranked as follows:

1. Terah Ehigiator
2. Joshua Elbaum
3. Meaghan Ford
4. Arianna Monet
5. George Abraham
6. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 16, 2019

George Abraham! George Abraham! George Abraham! Somebody whose name this blogger just typed three times in a row stuffed the Cantab with loving and talented humans last night in the name of poetry. After a workshop offering an exciting prompt on three breathtaking writing samples (check out one at our weekly prompt here), George presented …

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Tip from the Bar: The George Abraham Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Simplified from George Abraham’s open-ended prompt at a recent workshop, after Hala Alyan‘s Wife in Reverse:

Write a poem where you manipulate time or space in some way; try to keep yourself from manipulating both.

Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, January 16, 2019 with George Abraham

Palestinean-American poet George Abraham. Photo by Lanson Tang.

George Abraham, Cantab feature for the evening, leads a generative workshop on memory and personal history before the show. $5-$20 sliding scale. Space is limited and advance sign-up recommended.