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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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Update from the National Poetry Slam!

Bout sheet for bout #10, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the National Poetry Slam.

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team bouted at Nationals last night in the first of two preliminary bouts, taking a rank of 2 behind the Atlanta-based Art Amok team, and defeating two teams from Chicago (Uptown/Green Mill and Mental Graffiti).

It was, of course, a hot night in Decatur, and perhaps eighty people were …

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Boston Poetry Slam Team Bouts Tonight at the National Poetry Slam

Greetings from the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers! Your Boston Poetry Slam team bouts for the first time tonight at 9pm. To follow along with the tournament, you can visit scores.poetryslam.com: you’ll find your home reps in Bout #10 vs. Chicago’s Uptown Poetry Slam, Chicago’s Mental Graffiti, and Atlanta’s Art Amok. Wish us luck!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Thank you, thank you, thank you to the folks who packed the house last night to make the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team’s last night in town the best ever! Last night’s crowd held on through a rollicking one-hour rollercoaster feature from World Qualifier winner Neiel Israel, Champion of Champions Mckendy Fils-Aimé, SlamMaster Simone Beaubien, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 27: The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team: Neiel Israel, Zeke Russell, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Simone Beaubien, and Bobby Crawford. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS next week.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Glorious thanks and high-fives to everyone who came out to see the slam last night! After the dust cleared, a tight slam revealed the following standings:

  • Providence Poetry Slam 108.9
  • Lizard Lounge 106.9
  • Boston Poetry Slam 106.8
  • Slam Free or Die 104.1
  • Extra congratulations to Providence, who brought nuanced and important work to the stage …

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    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 28, 2016: Neiel Israel Wins the World Qualifier!

    There can be only one, Cantab. Only one poet can represent the Boston Poetry Slam at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff, Arizona, and our top-scoring poet of last night’s World Qualifier Final is…

    1. WINNER: Neiel Israel
    2. Runner-up: Mckendy Fils-Aimé
    Eliminated after three rounds:
    3. Bobby Crawford
    4. …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 18, 2015: World Qualifier Final

    Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 4 Speed Slam fight for one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Flagstaff, Ariz.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

    Oh, we know: some of you have been waiting for all of 2016 for Anis Mojgani to come to the Cantab. And yes, we all held on through bitter cold, and driving rain, and that thing that happens on the first seventy-degree day where the heat turns on in the bar for some reason… And …

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    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

    Wednesdays are the best, folks. What better way to spend Star Wars Day than by watching an epic battle of the most core representations of good and evil, presented through good poetry and… Actually, all the poetry was pretty good. A diabolical dozen slammers turned out last night for the season’s shortest epic: a two-round …

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