Tag: Nate Leland

Postcard from Friday at the 2016 National Poetry Slam

Bout sheet for bout #30, Thursday, August 4, 2016, at the National Poetry Slam.

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam team is inordinately pleased to announce that we are ranked 12th in the nation after two nights of poetry, qualifying us for semi-finals! The BPS took the win last night in a room at Decatur City Hall over BamaSlam from Montevallo and our two NorthBEAST allies from Mill City and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween, everyone! Big thanks to all who came out to celebrate with us this year at the Dead Poets’ Slam. Our open mic was full of a great mix of live poets doing their own work, live poets doing dead poets’ work, and live poets covering each other. Neat! We enjoyed a few costumes …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The packed house at the Team Slam Preliminaries. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Behind the link: scores, rankings, and highlights from the 2012 Team Selection Preliminaries. There’s also a fabulous gallery of images by photographer Marshall Goff!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Melissa Newman-Evans, top scorer for the night, laying down "The Shame Machine." Photo by Marshall Goff.

Well, we don’t call it slam for nothing; last night’s event was boisterous, rollicking, edge-of-your-seat kind of fun, all tied together with that silly scoring system we informally use to reduce art to cold, hard numbers. That’s right, the World Qualifier Semi-Finals rocked the house from beginning to end, with competing poets rolling out their …

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Feature for January 18, 2012: World Qualifier Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam

Qualified poets slam off in the annual grand speed slam: two rounds of 2- and 1-minute poems to see who will advance to World Qualifier Finals. $5 cover.