Tag: Myles Taylor

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 13, 2019: NO ROMANCE Open Mic and the Lovers vs. Leavers Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

A celebratory February open mic at which NO ROMANCE will be allowed, followed by a head-to-head Grudge-Match-style Lovers vs. Leavers poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What joy! What joy is this! No, seriously: after a sweet and sassy spotlight from Chris Leja on our already-joyful open mic, eight slammers took the stage in the name of making lemons into sunshine. Egged on by an audience hungry for good news, poets and judges alike buoyed up the possibility of one or …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, December 19, 2018: Astrology Team Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Our final show of 2018 welcomes poets of the Western Zodiac to the stage for a 4×4 team slam: Fire vs. Earth vs. Air vs. Water, hosted by Myles Taylor. Sign-ups for poets and judges taken in advance.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Another December show in the books, folks! Mary Boo Anderson came to us last week and brought us an unnerving parody of corporate performance, split between two fabulously different sets and ranging in character from the slightly unhinged cube farmer to the time-strapped-relay-race-much-maligned media poet; an character-intense night softened by the sincere gentleness of the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 5, 2018

December! End of semester! Emerson coaches in the house! THE MOST GLITTERY TIME OF ALL THE YEAR! Yes, you are reading that right: last night was the long-awaited feature from 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team member Myles Taylor. Myles took us all the way back to their first night at the Cantab in a generous …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 5, 2018: Myles Taylor

Myles Talor, glitter enthusiast and 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team member. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Poet, organizer, nationally renowned competitor, and espresso whisperer Myles Taylor.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 28, 2018

What a glory and a joy to welcome back Janae Johnson to the right coast, featuring solo on our stage for the first time since 2013. Locals turned out in droves for a rare opportunity to see this much-missed poet lay down a full set; thanks so much to everyone who packed the room to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oh, hello there, extremely full basement bar! We had no idea so many people were craving increased pettiness in their lives this week: about a hundred, it turns out, or at least that’s how many piled into the Cantab this Wednesday to get their fill of non-earth-shattering, non-world-changing, wildly unimportant poetry. The first round was …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The new slam season has begun, folks, and with it, eight baller new sestinas hit the stage last night at the Cantab! Our first theme slam of the season asked poets to bring a sestina, a sonnet, and an ode to our classic 8×8 format, and audience members were surprised, delighted, and perhaps even formally …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, September 12, 2018: SSO What Slam?

It’s a theme slam! Formal poetry gets in the ring with eight slammers required to bring a Sestina, Sonnet, and Ode to the stage. Slammers and judges are welcome to sign up in advance.