Tag Archive: John Mortara

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 Recap for Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy end of February, Cantabbers! Last night, as the ice chewers roamed the post-apocalyptic remains of Mass Ave., we hunkered down in the shelter of the Cantab, protected by good poetry and ample booze. Our unstoppably dynamic headliner, Doc Luben, laid down an effusive set that literally fired all the right neurons and figuratively warmed …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The results of our grand Team Selection Semi-Finals are in! Rankings going into Finals:

  • Zeke Russell 53.8
  • Bobby Crawford 52.5
  • Nora Meiners 52.4
  • Meaghan Ford 51.5
  • Marshall Gillson 51.0
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy 50.6
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé 50.5
  • Ed Wilkinson 49.2
  • Emily Eastman 47.7
  • Sophia Holtz
  • Ellyn Touchette
  • Colin Killick
  • Poets in bold are …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Team Selection Semi-Finals

    The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam, deciding who advances to Finals for the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Heat Two of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams is now complete! Rankings from the slam:

  • Nora Meiners 54.2
  • Zeke Russell 53.8
  • Colin Killick 53.1
  • Emily Eastman 52.9
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy 52.3
  • Ed Wilkinson 52.1
  • John Mortara
  • Mike Leon
  • Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone! …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

    The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Jake Villarreal, Zeke Russell, John Mortara, Emily Eastman, Mike Leon, Nora Meiners, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Ed Wilkinson, Colin Killick. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 23, 2014

    It was a wet and windy night on the streets of Cambridge yesterday, with a nor’easter keeping much of our early crowd at home. Still, a good number of folks thought it would be a perfect night to come out and get dark and close together in a cozy basement for Meaghan Ford’s Choose Your …

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    Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series Featuring John Mortara on Thursday, March 6, 2014

    Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, featuring Northampton poet John Mortara. Hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Emily Carroll.