Tag: Omoizele Okoawo

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Heat Two of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams is now complete! Rankings from the slam: Nora Meiners 54.2 Zeke Russell 53.8 Colin Killick 53.1 Emily Eastman 52.9 Sean Patrick Mulroy 52.3 Ed Wilkinson 52.1 John Mortara Mike Leon Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone! We also …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Jake Villarreal, Zeke Russell, John Mortara, Emily Eastman, Mike Leon, Nora Meiners, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Ed Wilkinson, Colin Killick. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

Tips from the Bar: The Oz Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Write a poem that’s intentionally, terribly bad. Don’t be a bastard. Finish with the audience liking you.

Check out the Boston Poetry Slam Team in NPS 2014 Semi-Finals Tonight!

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, who qualified for the semi-finals of the National Poetry Slam tonight! The team took a 2 and a 1 in their prelim bouts and nailed down 14th place (out of 72); now they’re headed into semis against Elevated!, Inkwell, SNO, and Hawaii, with the sole winner headed …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 30, 2014

August has arrived, and with it the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California! This past Wednesday, we sent off our totally baller five-star team with a bang: Janae Johnson, Omoizele Okoawo, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Meaghan Ford, and Melissa Newman-Evans worked their talented patooties off for a full hour of solid and powerful feature. Despite …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team (bartender-approved). Photo by Marshall Goff.

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, Oakland-bound for the National Poetry Slam. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS.

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, March 26, 2014

The 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team (clockwise from upper left): top scorer Janae Johnson, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Omoizele Okoawo, Meaghan Ford, Melissa Newman-Evans. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, officially selected at Finals last night: Janae Johnson, Omoizele Okoawo, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Meaghan Ford, and Melissa Newman-Evans! We’d have given you a spoiler alert, Cantab fans, but we know that with so many folks live-tweeting, Facebooking, and probably making high-stakes non-cash bets all over this slam, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Just a quick recap here, folks, while we wait for cool photos to come in from this slam! Last Wednesday marked the semi-final round of the Team Selection Slams, wherein twelve poets battled for the last nine spots in the March 26 Finals. At the end of the night, our final finishers were: 1. Bobby …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fun statistical fact, Cantab web friends: pageviews on our last Wednesday’s show, the Team Slam Preliminaries, surpassed stats for anything we posted in all of 2013! Okay, maybe our 21 competitors were just reloading the page twenty-five times that day to see if the field had gotten easier, but if you were at the slam, …

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