Tag: Myles Taylor

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 21, 2018

It took us two Wednesdays, Cantabbers, but we finally finished up the first round (two poems each from nineteen slammers) of the 2018 Team Selection Slams! Our second heat closed out last night, a strong field taking deeply personal work unto the prelim. After two rounds, the dust cleared to reveal:

1. Neiel Israel 57.1

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 31, 2018: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

The second prelim for the 2018 Boston Poetry Slam Team; different poets and different judges, but still only six will make it to semi-finals in February. $5 cover charge tonight to help send the team to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 10, 2018

What a 2018 we are having so far, Cantabbers! Folks who made it out to the venue last night (hoo boy, there were lots of you) were treated to a rare feature from Northampton’s Jelal Huyler, a brilliantly engaging artist with an enviably deft hand at comedy, irony, hip-hop, and free metaphor, all wrapped in …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Poets! Wizards! Muggles who retain hopes for magical outcomes! Gdangit, folks, you all packed the house on Wednesday for the Hogwarts House Slam and it might be the most fun we’ve had since we made the four MBTA train lines slam off against each other. Twenty intrepid poets (plus one sacrificial Sorting Hat) represented Hufflepuff, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 29: Hogwarts House Slam

Hogwarts seal courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, based on original design by Eleanor Taylor.

The House points are not the point… Are they? A team slam featuring Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw vs. Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 22, 2017

It’s a five Wednesday month this November, Cantabbers, and you know what that means: not cold nor wind nor the worst traffic of the year can stop us from hunkering down for a bonus night with our weekly chosen family. This week’s feature came from John Pinkham, much-loved bartender, slammer, and golden-hearted local. John brought …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Brrr! On the first truly chilly night of the fall, a hardy, poetry-warmed crowd packed into our cozy basement for an incomparable feature by New Jersey’s Nicole Homer. Nicole read intensely and beautifully from her first full-length collection, Pecking Order (Write Bloody 2017), engaging the audience with her tested performance chops and taking the crowd …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Hope you had a happy National Coming Out Day, poets! We had a gloriously good open mic last night, full of good surprises and solid supportive humans. Our blow-the-top-off-the-room feature was Robbie Dunning of Northampton, who brought a selection of the work that over the years has made their name as a tender thinker, a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Poets! Listeners! Rowdy (but not overly rowdy) bar patrons! Thanks to everyone for filling up and selling out our little basement this past Wednesday for the incomparable Tatiana M.R. Johnson. Tatiana rocked the house with her vulnerability, intimacy, and unshy humor, bringing work straight from her beautiful new book, for the love of black girls. …

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