Tag: Melissa Lozada-Oliva

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Erotic Poetry Night Featuring Chloé Cunha and Love vs. Death

Flashback to EPN 2012: host Jamei Bauer has her erotic poetry listening face on. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Our annual, wildly popular, and dangerously sexy Erotic Poetry Night! Bring your naughtiest open mic poems. Featuring haiku (you know it) from Chloé Cunha and the Love vs. Death poetry slam.

The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE REMATCH, April 17, 2016

The Grudge Match is back! April 17, 2016. Banner by Emily Carroll, photos by Marshall Goff and Rich Beaubien.

Special Sunday show at ONCE in Somerville! 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 Emily Eastman and featuring poet Muggs Fogarty, musician Brian McCarthy, and comedian Wes Hazard.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Dang, but it’s been a wild two weeks at the Cantab! Just a couple of Wednesdays ago, we had the very excellent Joshua Bennett swing through and bring us an exceptionally fine set. Josh is in town for a few lucky semesters, so watch for his readings at MIT (and book him while you can!). …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Melissa Lozada-Oliva takes a moment between poems during her feature set. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

Last night was a cozy, sweet evening at the Cantab– a nice switch-up from our usual packed-to-the-gills house, where nearly everyone had a seat and fans of the feature trickled in slowly with the rain. The centerpiece of the night was the excellently smart Melissa Lozada-Oliva, a genuine performer and thinker who hasn’t let the …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 28, 2015: Melissa Lozada-Oliva

2015 NPS Champion Melissa Lozada-Oliva.

Freshly minted NPS Champion Melissa Lozada-Oliva. First open poetry slam in the new 8×8 series.

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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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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014: Celebrate First Night with Poetry Slam Downtown

See the Boston Poetry Slam at Boston's First Night celebration! Logo courtesy firstnight.org.

Join us at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., as the Boston Poetry Slam and the Haley House Slam celebrate First Night Boston together! It’s all ages and you’ll just need a First Night button to get in.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

So many new folks turned out for the NorthBEAST 4×4 last night at the Cantab! …Well, actually, we think they turned out to get a spot on what was a super-fun and thoughtful open mic, but the room was still packed with excited listeners when slamtime rolled around. The Boston Poetry Slam team was prepped …

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