Tag: James Merenda

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Holy wow, Cantabbers: thanks so much to each of you who brought your kindest and truest selves to the show last night. Our open mic was the sweetest and shiniest strawberry it’s been a long time, thanks to the visible and joyful work of poets and audience, and surely due in no small part to …

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Cantab Workshop for June 19, 2019 with James Merenda: Sneaking into the Poem

James Merenda leads a generative writing workshop about Sneaking into the Poem before the show. $5-$20 sliding scale, advance sign-up recommended (but not required).

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 12, 2019

What a night! It was a joy to welcome team slam back to the Cantab, just in time for summer: last night, two established slams and two local presses mixed it up for a wildly satisfying show. After four rounds of literary battle, we’re excited to congratulate pizza pi press on their big win! pizza …

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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, February 13, 2019: NO ROMANCE Open Mic and the Lovers vs. Leavers Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

A celebratory February open mic at which NO ROMANCE will be allowed, followed by a head-to-head Grudge-Match-style Lovers vs. Leavers poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What joy! What joy is this! No, seriously: after a sweet and sassy spotlight from Chris Leja on our already-joyful open mic, eight slammers took the stage in the name of making lemons into sunshine. Egged on by an audience hungry for good news, poets and judges alike buoyed up the possibility of one or …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 10, 2017

What is this dreary May grayness that’s dogging 2017, Cantabbers? Thank poetry for our gritty little basement, where poets are still bursting into blossom weekly on the stage. This past Wednesday saw New York curator, MFA candidate, and all-around five-petaled thinker Cecily Schuler bring their fresh thoughts to the stage, followed by the first slam …

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