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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 23, 2016: The High School Reunion Slam

An invitational all-star slam where four teams representing the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors take on all the decades-long nostalgia you can stand for big points and eternal bragging rights.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Oh, August: even with five Wednesdays, you were just too short to contain all the late-summer greatness of the month’s Boston Poetry Slam features. Last night, we closed out the month with the incomparable Oompa Williams, who brought the heavy, the melodic, the tight tight story and the barzzzz to the Cantab stage. Watching this …

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Tips from the Bar: Triple Threat

Did you notice that our recurring tipster, Adam Stone, was off duty last night? If you think that means you don’t get a prompt… Think again. Here are THREE prompts from the overachieving Cantab staff.

Adam Stone suggests: twenty-first century hints from Heloise! Write a poem about super-unusual lifehacks.

Bobby Crawford offers: unshopping, unpacking, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Last night at the Cantab, we were pleased to welcome back the slam’s original doorman, Ron Goba, for a much-anticipated feature. A long-ago mainstay of the door and the open mic, and now a regular bi-annual feature, Ron has never yet let us down: he brought us a complex, sound-dense, ten-part journey, filling his entire …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The results of our fourteen-poet super-grand speed slam are in! After just three minutes of poetry (in two poems) each, standings are as follows:

1. Janae Johnson 54.5
2. Sean Patrick Mulroy 53.1
3. Kylie Noelle 51.3
4. Meaghan Ford 50.9
5. Nora Meiners 50.5
6. Zeke Russell 50.3

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The results of our grand Team Selection Semi-Finals are in! Rankings going into Finals:

  • Zeke Russell 53.8
  • Bobby Crawford 52.5
  • Nora Meiners 52.4
  • Meaghan Ford 51.5
  • Marshall Gillson 51.0
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy 50.6
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé 50.5
  • Ed Wilkinson 49.2
  • Emily Eastman 47.7
  • Sophia Holtz
  • Ellyn Touchette
  • Colin Killick
  • Poets in bold are …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Team Selection Semi-Finals

    The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam, deciding who advances to Finals for the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 28, 2015

    Heat One of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams has ended! Ranks are as follows:

  • Bobby Crawford 53.4
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé 53.1
  • Marshall Gillson 52.9
  • Ellyn Touchette 52.6
  • Meaghan Ford 52.3
  • Sophia Holtz 51.5
  • Nathan Comstock
  • Austin Hendricks
  • Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone, and …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

    The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Austin Hendricks, Bobby Crawford, Ellyn Touchette, Marshall Gillson, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nathan Comstock, Sophia Holtz. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

    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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