Tag: Meaghan Ford

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We’re back, Cantabbers! Actually, you’re back: the house was packed this week for the first heat of the Team Selection Slam Preliminaries, and no wonder… The field was strong and the slam was hot. Without further ado, we present the results of the nine-poet prelims: 1 (t). Neiel Israel 55.0 1 (t). John Pinkham 55.0 …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring nine of the season’s top poets: Jess Riz, Neiel Israel, John Pinkham, Zeke Russell, Ron, Justin Jiménez, Adam Stone, Meaghan Ford, and Brandon Melendez. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Sure, the sun came up on Wednesday morning… Sure, it was a clear and beautiful day in Boston, and, if you want to be grateful, you can be grateful that the weather brought William Evans‘ flight safe and sound to the city of Boston, just in time to bring us solid, sane, important, and personal …

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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 Recap for Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The weather is getting cooler, folks, and you know what that means: more excuse to pack the house in our basement every Wednesday. Welcome back to all our returning fall readers! Our feature last night was longtime open mic regular Catherine Martin, who released her new chapbook, What I Want, to the listening crowd. The …

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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

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

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 23, 2016

Happy spring, Cantabbers! This year, we were pleased to celebrate the much-awaited return of the warm weather with a much-awaited feature from a local favorite: Jonah Comstock! Jonah brought a new chapbook, a finely tuned feature, and a really brave face to his unexpected roasting on the open mic. It’s a great treat to hear …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team, together for the first time: Zeke, Neiel, Bobby, Mckendy, and Simone. Photo by Marshall Goff.

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 9. Manvir Singh Poets in bold finished in …

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

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

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.