Tag: Northampton Poetry Slam

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 7, 2017

We’ve arrived, folks: with the good weather and empty bar-and-coffeehouse stools in Boston comes the summer of slam, our annual region-wide ramp-up to the National Poetry Slam, this year taking place in Denver, Colorado. Seven New England teams represent at NPS this year, and four of them faced off at the Cantab last night! When …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 7, 2017: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam I

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

The first in a series of 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include House, Northampton, and Providence. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Final Update from the 2016 National Poetry Slam

It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam. The team went into semis feeling …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

And just like that, the longest day of the year AND the first summertime 4×4 team slam are both in the books! After sixteen poems in a wicked hot Nationals-style bout, the dust cleared to reveal the following scores: 1. House Slam 113.4 2. Boston Poetry Slam 110.3 3. Northampton Poetry Slam 108.4 4. Union …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 22, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

A 4×4 team slam to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include House, Noho, and the Union Square Slam from NYC. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It’s been a tough week in the world, Cantabbers, and, once again, we are deeply relieved to have a community to come home to. Our open mic was thoughtful and extra-welcoming this week, and our feature, Brendan Constantine, really knocked it out of the park with a heartfelt, intelligent, funny, and impeccably performed set. If …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Emily Eastman of Slam Free or Die. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Sure, sure, it’s blisteringly hot, swelteringly humid, and super-obviously only just past the midway point of the calendar… Still, it seems constantly surprising that July even exists and is happening to us right here. This past Wednesday, five teams prepping for the National Poetry Slam in August (so! soon!) got down on our dirty basement …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 15, 2015: NorthBEAST Regional 5×4

NorthBEAST logo by Artie Moffa.

Part II, Revenge of the NorthBEAST! Another 5×4 team slam, featuring five New England teams bound for the National Poetry Slam: The House Slam, Seven Hills, Northampton, Slam Free or Die, and your home team. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to Nationals.