Tag: Nora Meiners

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy old year, Cantabbers! Last night was an excellent celebration of everything we’ve done for 2015… Some familiar faces came out to visit the open mic, plus a few first-timers hit the stage already itching to make a name for themselves in the venue. What a fun night! Our feature, Sam Rush, brought the house …

Continue reading

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Melissa Lozada-Oliva takes a moment between poems during her feature set. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

Last night was a cozy, sweet evening at the Cantab– a nice switch-up from our usual packed-to-the-gills house, where nearly everyone had a seat and fans of the feature trickled in slowly with the rain. The centerpiece of the night was the excellently smart Melissa Lozada-Oliva, a genuine performer and thinker who hasn’t let the …

Continue reading

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 30, 2015

The first week of the month is always a party at the Boston Poetry Slam, folks: this week we got to enjoy Jared Singer at the Cantab on Wednesday, plus Krysten Hill at Moonlighting on Thursday. Welcome YAWKtober indeed (h/t Mckendy)! Our Cantab slam this week was a doozy, with four poets fighting for the …

Continue reading

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 26, 2015

This past Wednesday, Nora Meiners brought a quirky, thoughtful, vellum-wrapped set to the Cantab stage, performing a few well-loved favorites and putting some polish on a few more that hadn’t seen the light of the basement since their open mic debut. What a fun journey and show! The slam was a five-poet affair that came …

Continue reading

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 16, 2015: Nora Meiners (was Venessa Marco)

Boston-via-Portland poet Nora Meiners. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: local awesomesauce poet Nora Meiners features! (Postponed: Venessa Marco.) Fourth open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 10, 2015: World Qualifier Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 13 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 Washington, D.C.

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another great night of slam at the Cantab, folks! We kicked off the night with a really solid open mic, followed by the excellent and up-and-coming Anthony Ragler from New York. Anthony brought us a slew of family poems, plus a little preview of what we might hear from him this year when he reps …

Continue reading

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

Continue reading

The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, April 19, 2015

The House Slam takes on the Boston Poetry Slam for the fourth year running. Banner by Emily Carroll, photos courtesy Marshall Goff and Rich Beaubien.

Special Sunday show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a host of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Aimee Rose Ranger and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Happy Even More National Poetry Month, Cantabbers! Last night we enjoyed far-flung traveler Karen Finneyfrock, a longtime legend from the Seattle slam who also shared a good helping of her young adult fiction with us. Missed your chance to get her books? You probably aren’t alone, since she sold out of everything she brought! You …

Continue reading