Tag: José Olivarez

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Wow, Cantabbers! José Olivarez came back to be a local for one night only this week, the first time since 2015, and rocked the poetic worlds of a very appreciative audience. José’s easy manner, uncompromising stories, and slow-burn big-rise work glued first-time listeners to their seats and warmed those in the know to the core. …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 13, 2019: José Olivarez

Chicago poet and author of Citizen Illegal: José Olivarez. Photo by Marcos Vasquez.

José Olivarez, award-winning author of Citizen Illegal.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 6, 2019

This Wednesday, we were so pleased to host Ashia Ajani for a feature and exceptional workshop, inviting participants and listeners to consider a whole environment, a whole nature that includes both the colonial and diasporic, and an apocalypse that invites us to love. Looking forward to hearing more of our workshoppers’ poems as the month …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Yes, yes, José Olivarez was in the house this week! You might not remember this Harvard grad from before he was a published Breakbeat poet and the program director for Urban Word NYC, but José was sweet enough to call his feature last night at the Cantab a kind of homecoming –and to work the …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 9, 2015: José Olivarez

José Olivarez, Bronx-Illinois poet and Harvard grad.

Breakbeat poet and Harvard grad José Olivarez. Seventh open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The calendar year is drawing to a close, folks, and you know what that means… Cold nights, old memories, and fresh new shows from your favorite locals! Outgoing Boston Poetry Slam Team member Marshall Gillson featured for us this past week with a really excellent set, showing all his strengths and a few of his …

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