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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Jeanann Verlee at the Cantab on Wednesday, March 5, 2014. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

What a sweet Wednesday at the Cantab, folks: we kicked off with a wicked good open mic with a ton of first-timers! Hope we get to see these folks again… But we have a feeling they’ll be back after the dynamite feature from Jeanann Verlee; Jeanann took us on a no-introductions, no-apologies tour of boundary-setting, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fun statistical fact, Cantab web friends: pageviews on our last Wednesday’s show, the Team Slam Preliminaries, surpassed stats for anything we posted in all of 2013! Okay, maybe our 21 competitors were just reloading the page twenty-five times that day to see if the field had gotten easier, but if you were at the slam, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 30

This past Wednesday, the whole Cantab– both floors– paid a sweet tribute to a heartily missed regular, the late Jack McCarthy. Upstairs, the blues jam took a back seat to the Red Sox’s first home-field World Series game 6 since 1918; downstairs, after a thoughtful open mic, four teams took the stage for a slam …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 30: Jack McCarthy Memorial Slam

The late Jack McCarthy performing at his last Cantab feature on June 15, 2011. Photo by Richard Beaubien.

Sober October show: a selection of local all-stars will present the work of one of the country’s most beloved performance poets, the late Jack McCarthy. Confirmed performers include: Kemi Alabi, Brian Comiskey, Caroline Harvey, Tom Slavin, and many more.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 23

Last night, Omaha poet Andrew Ek knocked it out of the park at the Cantab. If you missed his series of perceptive, poignant, and scientific stories, you may be out of luck: this was his one and only show on his trip to New England! He’ll be in Manchester on the open mic tonight, but …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Red Sox game? Janelle Monae concert? Poetry vs. Comedy Showdown? Sure, there might be three other shows in town on a Wednesday night, but that doesn’t stop us from filling the room for Chad Anderson, New Jersey performance poet and long-time LoserSlam coach. Chad brought us a (nearly) banter-free set, closing with a sweet cover …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 25

It’s a special treat when we can get a busy working mom to come all the way from New York City to feature for us on a Wednesday night… So it’s a double-special red-letter day when we get TWO of them at once! Nuyorican all-stars Falu and Mahogany L. Browne, pillars of the Nuyorican poetry …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 10

It was a sweet welcome back for the long-lost Artie Moffa this week. First, Artie welcomed us to a well-attended workshop on iambic pentameter (don’t forget that we’ve got two more early-bird workshops planned for National Poetry Month). Then, after an excellent open mic, we brought Artie up on stage for a full feature: Artie’s …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 20

You can always tell it’s school vacation by the way teachers –and students– turn out for poetry in the middle of the week! The venue was jam-packed just a few minutes after doors opened last night, with folks of all stripes finding a good excuse to stay out late on a cold Wednesday. Perhaps in …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 16

Is it the mild weather? The return of the National Poetry Slam? Or perhaps the remarkable bar ambiance at the Cantab? …No, we’re pretty sure it’s still the open mic and feature that keeps selling out our Wednesday night show, and this past week was no exception. Bay-Area-gone-Canadian performance poet Lucia Misch put together a …

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