Tag: Jess Rizkallah

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Is summer here already, folks? Last night’s show had all the signs: a sweltering night outdoors, a packed house inside, and breath-of-fresh-air Jess Rizkallah in the house, returned from her MFA program at NYU. Jess brought us a glorious selection of nearly all new works, packing tons of poems into her feature with her signature …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Jess Rizkallah

Jess Rizkallah, Lebanese-American poet and Maps For Teeth founder.

Much-missed MFA candidate Jess Rizkallah returns from NYC. Second open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, March 30, 2017

OBERON in Harvard Square welcomes the Third Annual Grudge Match on March 30, 2017!

Special THURSDAY show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a cast of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and JR Mahung.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We’re back, Cantabbers! Actually, you’re back: the house was packed this week for the first heat of the Team Selection Slam Preliminaries, and no wonder… The field was strong and the slam was hot. Without further ado, we present the results of the nine-poet prelims: 1 (t). Neiel Israel 55.0 1 (t). John Pinkham 55.0 …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring nine of the season’s top poets: Jess Riz, Neiel Israel, John Pinkham, Zeke Russell, Ron, Justin Jiménez, Adam Stone, Meaghan Ford, and Brandon Melendez. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Zanne Langlois and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam with Jess Rizkallah

Zanne Langlois, Portland (Maine!) poet and former Boston Poetry Slam Champion of Champions.

Champion of Champions poetry slam! Eight 8×8 slam winners return to challenge reigning champ Jess Rizkallah for the venue’s top slam title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Poets, we made it: the dark nights are finally officially getting shorter, marked by a bright and shiny feature from the generous-minded and thoroughly thoughtful Valerie Lawson. This long-time long-gone host of our open mic returned with a beautiful, gentle, and welcoming set for the mighty good listeners of last Wednesday. Valerie’s feature was followed …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What an October night, folks! Local, national, and international all-stars all took a turn on our dingy little basement stage for an exceptionally excellent literary time. Our headliner was Marty McConnell, in town from Chicago en route to her booking at the Dodge Poetry Festival this year. Marty brought us a selection of work seemingly …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 19, 2016: Marty McConnell, Mohamed Hassan, and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Chicago poetry powerhouse Marty McConnell.

Lambda Literary finalist and NUPIC champion Marty McConnell. Spotlight from 2015 New Zealand National Slam Champ Mohamad Hassan. AND the Champion of Champions poetry slam: Jess Rizkallah defends her title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Finalized 8x8 standings for the fall championship scheduled for October 19, 2016.

Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat Muggs Fogarty was in the house this week and blew. our. ever-lovin’. MINDS. In a feature that was fabulously worth the wait, Muggs settled into a rhythm early and brought us on a heavy journey through the darkness, only to shake us into the light at the end. What a lovely and thoughtful feature; …

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