Tag: George Abraham

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.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 16, 2019: George Abraham

Widely celebrated Palestinian-American poet George Abraham. Photo by Mara Buzatu.

Celebrated poet and polymath George Abraham.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 9, 2019

Congratulations to all the listeners who got in to see our first sold-out show of 2019! Last night, Cave Canem Poetry Prize winner, CUPSI Best Poet, and all-around dope writer Julian Randall had folks falling (gently) over each other to catch his half-hour set. Powerful, unapologetic, and masterfully crafted, Julian’s work shook, flexed, and lifted …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The new slam season has begun, folks, and with it, eight baller new sestinas hit the stage last night at the Cantab! Our first theme slam of the season asked poets to bring a sestina, a sonnet, and an ode to our classic 8×8 format, and audience members were surprised, delighted, and perhaps even formally …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, September 12, 2018: SSO What Slam?

It’s a theme slam! Formal poetry gets in the ring with eight slammers required to bring a Sestina, Sonnet, and Ode to the stage. Slammers and judges are welcome to sign up in advance.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What a Wednesday! After a somewhat short and very sweet open mic, howdyheck were we glad to welcome George Abraham to a last-minute spotlight feature. George, a Palestinian-American poet, activist, engineering PhD candidate at Harvard, and just-about-one-year-regular at the Cantab, is the author of two chapbooks and widely published in some of your favorite reviews. …

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