Tag: Melissa Newman-Evans

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

The 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team (clockwise from upper left): top scorer Janae Johnson, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Omoizele Okoawo, Meaghan Ford, Melissa Newman-Evans. Photo by Marshall Goff.

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: 1. Bobby …

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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 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, September 11, 2013

A truly lovely time was had by all this past Wednesday at Emily O’Neill‘s long-awaited feature. This seven-year veteran of the Cantab broke our hearts, delighted us, then broke our hearts again with a series of her published and yet-to-be-published work. This lady is now officially booking for fall (and selling her brand-new books and …

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Tips from the Bar: the Carlos Williams Prompt

In memory of our much-missed bar back, Guest Tippers Emily Carroll and Melissa Newman-Evans offer the following: Write an exultation or plea to a god that does not exist. For example: the Oh God of Hangovers, or Ernesto, the Saint of False Seriousness.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 8

We’ve actually been waiting years to welcome back 2011 Boston Poetry Slam Team member Rachel McKibbens. One of our favorite writers, performers, and home-team slammers, Rachel put together a remarkable set for us, absolutely packed with poetry, emotion, and that feeling of reward that comes with new ideas. As always, her feature left us tingly, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 6

Whoa, semi-finals! It was a super-hot room at the Cantab last night, folks, as thirteen of our top slammers faced off to see who would secure the coveted nine spots at the upcoming Team Selection Finals in March. After two rounds of slam, much of it filled with brand-new work from our performers, the field …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 6: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam

Night two of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the 2013 National Poetry Slam.