Tag: Omar Holmon

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 31, 2019

It’s been a rare and joyous July, poets and listeners: with an extra bonus Wednesday to enjoy this month, we were pleased to welcome Nkosi Nkululeko, anthologized Best American Poet (yes!) for 2018 and fabled-and-real-life-chess instructor to the stage for our fifth and final show in the humid heart of this summer. Nkosi’s work, impeccably …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You guys. YOU GUYS. What a great slam at the Cantab last night! Thanks so much to everyone who came, and especially our kick-ass slammers from Port Veritas, Manchester, the Lizard Lounge, and Urbana NYC.

We started the night with an open mic, as usual, but a number of non-usual folks came out to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Good stuff at the Cantab last night, folks: a late-spring packed house, a way-full open mic and slam, and a really solid feature by William Evans made for a pretty super night. Will took the stage a bit behind schedule and then apparently stopped time with a series of poems drawn straight from his contracted-but-not-yet-published …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 19

It was an exceptionally fun night at the Cantab this week as we welcomed NYC/New Jersey poet Omar Holmon to the stage. Omar absolutely slayed the room with his set, showing off his emotional range from serious to sarcastic, but always returning to home base: screwball nerd comedy that had the room in stitches for …

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Cantab Feature for September 19, 2012: Omar “Ion” Holmon

Omar Holmon at a press conference after saving fifteen baby pandas and a bottlenose dolphin from a burning building.

Rutgers nerd and fiery performer Omar Holmon features. Open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 12

What a sweet night we had with feature Ellie White from Ohio! Ellie brought us some of that famous Columbus sound, both understated and surprising, for a great fall feature. The slam was a hot one, with Michael Monroe taking the win over Matthew Richards in the finals. Excellent!

Our next Wednesday feature will by …

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