Tag: Hanif Abdurraqib

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Happy Black History Month, Cantabbers! We were exceptionally proud to kick off our month with a workshop and feature from touchstone poetic voice Hanif Abdurraqib. Hanif put many of hours of work into our gritty little venue, starting with an inspirational generational workshop, taking a short interlude to read outside the venue to folks who …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 7, 2018: Hanif Abdurraqib

Columbus writer Hanif Abdurraqib. Photo by Andy Cenci.

Poet and essayist Hanif Abdurraqib. First open SPEED slam in the new 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, February 7, 2018 with Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib, Columbus poet and NPS 2013 favorite.

Join Hanif Abdurraqib, the night’s scheduled feature, for an early-bird workshop at the Cantab Lounge before the show. The workshop begins at 5:30, with latecomers admitted no later than 6:00. This will be a one-hour generative workshop with LIMITED SPACE. Hanif is very popular, so please email the SlamMaster with questions or to reserve a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 21, 2018

It took us two Wednesdays, Cantabbers, but we finally finished up the first round (two poems each from nineteen slammers) of the 2018 Team Selection Slams! Our second heat closed out last night, a strong field taking deeply personal work unto the prelim. After two rounds, the dust cleared to reveal: 1. Neiel Israel 57.1 …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 29, 2015: Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib

Columbus-gone-Connecticut poet Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.

Columbus favorite Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib. Eighth speed slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Of all the places to have been this past Wednesday night, we can think of none better than the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. If you missed the sold-out show, it probably sounds to you like we are just bragging, but it was a truly excellent night for poetry. An open mic with …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 15, 2014: Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib, Columbus poet and NPS 2013 favorite.

Columbus poet and thoughtful sports fan Hanif Abdurraqib. Last Chance Slam to qualify for 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team selection.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Is it still 2014, Cantabbers? Good news: from our poetry perspective, this year is awesome so far! We had a fun-sized open mic last night with a good group of solid newcomers, plus a great selection of folks returning from winter break, regulars trying out a new voice for 2014, and a few long-distance travelers …

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