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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Welcome back, Cantabbers! And welcome back to our team, who returned home gloriously intact from the National Poetry Slam to take up their poems in the open mic and slam once again. The team placed a respectable 24th out of 72… And had the opportunity to support, in-person, NPS Finalist Melissa Newman-Evans (competing for Denver …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As sad as we were here at the Cantab to hear that our original feature for this night had to cancel, we are even super sadder to recap that we spent the night waving goodbye to Alex Ehrhardt and Melissa Newman-Evans, both of whom took the feature slot that night to honor leaving the Cantab …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 20, 2014: Melissa Newman-Evans with Alex Ehrhardt Farewell (was: Tova Charles and Zai Sadler)

SCHEDULE CHANGE: a double-farewell feature from Melissa Newman-Evans and Alex Ehrhardt. (Canceled show: Tova Charles and Zai Sadler.) Open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 13, 2014

A pretty sweet night at the Cantab went down last Wednesday, folks: we got to celebrate the triumphant return of most of our top-twenty 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, a killer feature from Jacob Rakovan, and a field of very serious NPS-caliber poets duking it out for the chance to challenge reigning Champion of Champions …

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Check out the Boston Poetry Slam Team in NPS 2014 Semi-Finals Tonight!

Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, who qualified for the semi-finals of the National Poetry Slam tonight! The team took a 2 and a 1 in their prelim bouts and nailed down 14th place (out of 72); now they’re headed into semis against Elevated!, Inkwell, SNO, and Hawaii, with the sole winner headed …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 30, 2014

August has arrived, and with it the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California! This past Wednesday, we sent off our totally baller five-star team with a bang: Janae Johnson, Omoizele Okoawo, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Meaghan Ford, and Melissa Newman-Evans worked their talented patooties off for a full hour of solid and powerful feature. Despite …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Boston Poetry Slam Team

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, Oakland-bound for the National Poetry Slam. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS.

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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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, officially selected at Finals last night: Janae Johnson, Omoizele Okoawo, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Meaghan Ford, and Melissa Newman-Evans!

We’d have given you a spoiler alert, Cantab fans, but we know that with so many folks live-tweeting, Facebooking, and probably making high-stakes non-cash bets all over this slam, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just a quick recap here, folks, while we wait for cool photos to come in from this slam! Last Wednesday marked the semi-final round of the Team Selection Slams, wherein twelve poets battled for the last nine spots in the March 26 Finals. At the end of the night, our final finishers were:

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