Tag: Josh Elbaum

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 2, 2016: Joshua Elbaum

Joshua Elbaum performs at the 2016 BPS Team Selection Slams. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Local favorite Joshua Elbaum. Second open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Did you feel it, folks? It was the first night that the Cantab Lounge had to turn on the heat in the basement this year, and once that stage got warm, the night never let up. A sweet selection of promising newcomers and promise-keeping regulars graced the open mic, and nearly everyone kept their seat …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring Adam Stone, Bobby Crawford, Colin Killick, Joshua Elbaum, JR Mahung, Marshall Gillson, Neiel Israel, and Simone Beaubien; hosted by 2015 IWPS champ Porsha Olayiwola. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Okay, so we can agree that poets don’t need tragic things to happen to create great work… But, in the case of Ariel Baker-Gibbs’ farewell feature last night, both the open mic and the feature herself rose to the occasion with sweetness, sadness, and the snark we’ve come to love and expect from Ariel’s presence. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Emily Eastman of Slam Free or Die. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

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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Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series Featuring Sophia Holtz and Josh Elbaum on June 4, 2015

Moonlighting icon by Emily Carroll.

Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, featuring Sophia Holtz and Josh Elbaum. Hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Emily Carroll.

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

First-ever Haley House vs. Boston Poetry Slam Grudge Match! Banner by Emily Carroll.

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, March 25, 2015

Congratulations, New Englanders! We made it all the way through the end of a bitterly bitter March, ending with the glorious lion that is Rachel Wiley as our last feature of the month. Activist, poetic thinker, and powerful performer, Rachel rang in spring in with us with the utmost charisma, thoughtfulness, and well-crafted work. You …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Folks, if you are ever planning a party at your place, like the sort of party you would normally have every week except you took two weeks off for holidays, and also the night of the party turns out to be really cold, like actually below zero, you should definitely invite Rachel McKibbens to your …

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Tips from the Bar: Double-Header

Tips from the Bar

To make up for last week’s lack of prompts… Good Luck, Mr. Grodsky Deconstruct (or invent) an urban myth. The Josh Elbaum Prompt Write a realistic resume for yourself as person.