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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Thanks to all the good folks who came out last night for a great open mic and a feature from the SlamMaster! The slam was an eight-poet knock-down drag-out brawl, getting down to Brandon Melendez and Marshall Gillson in the final round. Marshall redeemed his loss from last Wednesday with a big finish over Brandon, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 21, 2016

It was the most bittersweet night of nights at the Cantab yesterday, folks: the incomparable Manvir Singh delivered a deliciously performed, fabulously crafted series of personal and fantastical narratives, all powered by his characteristic lilting and seemingly limitless energy. Yes! We shall miss him greatly in his indefinite travels: fortunately, he can be kept up …

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Final Update from the 2016 National Poetry Slam

It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam.

The team went into semis …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 28, 2016: Neiel Israel Wins the World Qualifier!

There can be only one, Cantab. Only one poet can represent the Boston Poetry Slam at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff, Arizona, and our top-scoring poet of last night’s World Qualifier Final is…

1. WINNER: Neiel Israel
2. Runner-up: Mckendy Fils-Aimé
Eliminated after three rounds:
3. Bobby Crawford
4. …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 18, 2015: World Qualifier Final

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 4 Speed Slam fight for one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Oh, we know: some of you have been waiting for all of 2016 for Anis Mojgani to come to the Cantab. And yes, we all held on through bitter cold, and driving rain, and that thing that happens on the first seventy-degree day where the heat turns on in the bar for some reason… And …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesdays are the best, folks. What better way to spend Star Wars Day than by watching an epic battle of the most core representations of good and evil, presented through good poetry and… Actually, all the poetry was pretty good. A diabolical dozen slammers turned out last night for the season’s shortest epic: a two-round …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 4, 2016: World Qualifier Speed Slam

First of two nights of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: past slam winners compete in two speed rounds (2- and 1-minute poems) to see who will advance to Finals. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the Individual World Poetry Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is proud to announce the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team:

1. Neiel Israel 83.3
2. Zeke Russell 80.3
3. Simone Beaubien 79.7
4. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 79.1
5. Bobby Crawford 78.9

6. JR Mahung
7. Meaghan Ford
8. Joshua Elbaum

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 16, 2016: Team Selection Finals

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of three insanely competitive rounds will comprise the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Decatur, Georgia this August.

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