Tag Archive: Janae Johnson

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Sure, sure, it’s blisteringly hot, swelteringly humid, and super-obviously only just past the midway point of the calendar… Still, it seems constantly surprising that July even exists and is happening to us right here. This past Wednesday, five teams prepping for the National Poetry Slam in August (so! soon!) got down on our dirty basement …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 10, 2015: World Qualifier Finals

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 13 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 Washington, D.C.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The results of our fourteen-poet super-grand speed slam are in! After just three minutes of poetry (in two poems) each, standings are as follows:

1. Janae Johnson 54.5
2. Sean Patrick Mulroy 53.1
3. Kylie Noelle 51.3
4. Meaghan Ford 50.9
5. Nora Meiners 50.5
6. Zeke Russell 50.3

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Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series on May 7, 2015 — Benefit for the Boston Dyke March!

Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, featuring Sarah Lynn Herklots, Janae Johnson, Cassandra Weston and Chloé Cunha in a benefit for the Boston Dyke March. Hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Emily Carroll.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 22, 2015

It was a windy spring night in Cambridge last night, which meant that we were lucky enough to have Chanel Dupree blow in from New York via Northampton! This up-and-coming poet brought us a lovely and lyrical set, including both well-polished poems from last year’s Nationals and some brand-new work we expect to see sharpened …

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Grudge Match 2015 Recap: Thank You to All Our Grudging Fans!

For those of you who were able to get tickets to our sold out Grudge Match show on Sunday: thank you, thank you, thank you! We packed the house with an awesome crowd (comic Wes Hazard said y’all were “dope,” btw) and were so proud to put on a show for you. All the proceeds …

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The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, April 19, 2015

Special Sunday show at OBERON in Harvard Square! 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 Aimee Rose Ranger and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Heat One of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams has ended! Ranks are as follows:

  • Bobby Crawford 53.4
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé 53.1
  • Marshall Gillson 52.9
  • Ellyn Touchette 52.6
  • Meaghan Ford 52.3
  • Sophia Holtz 51.5
  • Nathan Comstock
  • Austin Hendricks
  • Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone, and …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

    The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Austin Hendricks, Bobby Crawford, Ellyn Touchette, Marshall Gillson, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nathan Comstock, Sophia Holtz. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

    Thanks for a Great 2014!

    The Boston Poetry Slam would like to wish everyone an excellent calandrical New Year. As always, we are proud and honored to have brought poetry to thousands of listeners over the course of 2014, as well as space for hundreds of poets to perform. Our most timely thanks go to the poets of the Haley …

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