Tag: Jon Sands

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 14, 2017

What a sweet and fabulous open mic at the Cantab this week, folks; maybe it’s the weather, maybe it’s our low-key/high-talent summer crowd, or just maybe it was the perceptive and good-humored generative workshop run by feature Jon Sands before the show, but good thinkers and writers turned out and turned up for our show’s …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 14, 2017: Jon Sands

Jon Sands, NYC poet and podcast host. Photo by Jonathan Weiskopf.

NYC poet Jon Sands features. Fourth open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Workshop for Wednesday, June 14, 2017 with Jon Sands: Emotional Historians

Best American anthologized poet Jon Sands leads a generative workshop before the weekly show. How can we construct poems that acknowledge our complicated and dynamic world? How can we guide our readers into what it feels like to be us, alive in 2017? Drop-ins are welcome at this sliding-scale event.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We’ve arrived, folks: with the good weather and empty bar-and-coffeehouse stools in Boston comes the summer of slam, our annual region-wide ramp-up to the National Poetry Slam, this year taking place in Denver, Colorado. Seven New England teams represent at NPS this year, and four of them faced off at the Cantab last night! When …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 6

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs is in town, and you know what that means… 10,000 writers want to get into the Cantab, that’s what! Our co-founding SlamMaster Patricia Smith was back for a visit last night, and she brought about ten AWP folks along with her who are just as comfortable on the …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 6: Patricia Smith and Special Guests

Patricia Smith. (Photo by Rachel Eliza Griffiths.)

Patricia Smith features along with a huge troupe of AWP all-stars! Doors at 7:15, first open mic/feature set at 8:00 sharp, second set at 9:45. THIS SHOW WILL SELL OUT.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 2

We don’t fool around on the first Wednesday of the new calendar year, people! Last night, we stuffed a whole buncha people into the venue before the show even started, all of them looking to learn a little something new at Jon Sands’ early-bird workshop. Just a little extra work from these dedicated writers paid …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 2, 2013: Jon Sands

Electrifying performer Jon Sands features. Last Chance Slam to qualify for the 2013 Team Selection Slams.

Workshop for January 2, 2013: “Carving Out the Poem” with Jon Sands

Jon Sands, early-bird workshop leader for "Carving Out the Poem."

Jon Sands, Cantab feature for the evening, leads a workshop before the show: Carving Out the Poem: You, Your Poems, and the 3-Dimensional World.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 26

For the last Wednesday of the year, we knew we had to bring in an absolutely apocalyptic feature… Or post-apocalyptic… Look, whatever: we were lucky Casey Rocheteau was in town! This Whithaus-gone-NYC celebrity shared work all from her latest book, Knocked Up On Yes, available now on Sargent Press. Our Champion of Champions slam was …

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