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

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.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Hot dang, poetry people! We kicked off the 2015 Summer of Slam with a bang this week as FIVE teams slammed off at the Cantab Lounge in our first of two regional matches. The five-team format is actually precisely the show structure for the semi-final round at the National Poetry Slam, so audience members got …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 24, 2015: NorthBEAST Regional 5×4

A 5×4 team slam, featuring five New England/New York teams bound for the National Poetry Slam: NYC-Urbana, Port Veritas, Providence, the Lizard Lounge, and your home team! Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to Nationals.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Ahh, sticky summer in the sticky basement of the Cantab, folks. What more could a poet want? Actually, poets always want more: so it was a good thing we had the very excellent Emily Carroll in the house this week, laying down one perfectly crafted line at a time. This hard-working organizer and bar server …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

So many new folks turned out for the NorthBEAST 4×4 last night at the Cantab! …Well, actually, we think they turned out to get a spot on what was a super-fun and thoughtful open mic, but the room was still packed with excited listeners when slamtime rolled around. The Boston Poetry Slam team was prepped …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 31

Harlym125 in the house? HELL, YEAH! At the NorthBEAST NUPIC last night, we took Harlym’s format to the concrete floor at the Cantab, pitting eight New England all-stars against one another in an epic battle. The eventual champ will go on to compete at the NUPIC (that’s National Underground Poetry Individual Competition) at the National …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 17

The National Poetry Slam is creeping even closer, folks, and that means we’re bustin’ out slam all over. This past Wednesday, we hosted a NorthBEAST 4×4 that welcomed the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, Port Veritas, the Providence Poetry Slam, and the Lizard Lounge teams to our dingy little basement.

If you’re looking for a scouting …

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Cantab for Wednesday, July 17, 2013: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Part Two

Nationals-style 4×4 team poetry slam featuring Providence Poetry Slam, Portland Poetry Slam, the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, and cross-town rivals from the Lizard Lounge.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 10

HARLYM125 IN THE HOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Oh, excuse us. Did you miss the party? A big-talkin’, explosive-performin’, complex-writin’ major player took the stage for us last night: Harlym125. Did he rock the mic? He did. Were there singalongs and special guests and surprises? There were. Did he change your life? I guess we’ll know next week, since …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 26

It’s finally summer, Cantabbers! And you know what that means: tons of cool slams scheduled for your edification, entertainment, and, of course, pre-enthusing about the National Poetry Slam that’s just weeks away.

Last night’s 4×4 team slam was just a little taste of what you can expect in coming months: four teams brought rock-solid …

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