Tag: Michael Monroe

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

It was a heady night at the Cantab last night, folks, as Star Trek and Star Wars fans waged a war to be remembered for all eternity… Or at least until the galactically strong drinks wear off. Producer and idea-man Nathan Comstock tempted sixteen poets down the stairs into our wretched hive of booze and …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Star Trek vs. Star Wars Slam

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

The Cantab’s first ever Star Trek vs. Star Wars slam! Nathan Comstock produces and hosts this invite-only theme slam, featuring all-star head-to-head match-ups between the ultimate sci-fi universes.

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 5, 2014

Happy Black History Month, poetry fans! We hope your February has so far been packed with maximum learning and respect. There are a ton of great shows going on around the city this month, so check your event invites and get yourself in the habit of showing good support all year round. Our plans for …

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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, January 15, 2014

Of all the places to have been this past Wednesday night, we can think of none better than the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. If you missed the sold-out show, it probably sounds to you like we are just bragging, but it was a truly excellent night for poetry. An open mic with …

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Moonlighting recap for Thursday, April 4

The grand opening of Moonlighting was a huge success! An excited crowd packed the house at our new JP venue, Fazenda Coffee Roasters. The open mic hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Michael Monroe was filled with bold new voices (in addition to some of our favorite familiar faces), and the room felt raw and …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, Feburary 13: Erotic Poetry Night PLUS Love vs. Death Slam

Boston Poetry Slam

Open mic poets get down and dirty with the Boston Poetry Slam’s awkwardest poetry date night of the year: Erotic Poetry Night! Our feature for the night will be a Love vs. Death poetry slam, produced by BPS favorite Kevin Spak.

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.