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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 …

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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 Recap for Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Andrew Campana takes the stage as the featured poet on October 15, 2014. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

What an excellent open mic at the Cantab last night, folks: poets turned out in droves to hear (and be heard by) Canadian-gone-local poet Andrew Campana, and catching up with Austin poet Jena Kirkpatrick in a super-Southern-sweet spotlight feature. Official photographer Rich Beaubien was also in the house to get a few shots for us: …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Kevin Spak at his July 24, 2014 feature. Photo by Marshall Goff.

A bittersweet night at the Cantab last night, folks: the much-beloved host and producer Kevin Spak presented a farewell feature for his birthday eve, one of the two remaining nights he’ll be a local regular at the Boston Poetry Slam. It wasn’t all tears and sadness, mind you: in honor of the night and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scott Woods gets up off the page at the Cantab Lounge on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

What a week it’s been so far at the Boston Poetry Slam. After a rollicking, hilarious show at the Encyclopedia Show on Monday (don’t forget to check out our season finale on April 21, by the way), we had just a day to recover before preparing for a visit from our very favorite president ever, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New York poet Jeanann Verlee. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

What a sweet Wednesday at the Cantab, folks: we kicked off with a wicked good open mic with a ton of first-timers! Hope we get to see these folks again… But we have a feeling they’ll be back after the dynamite feature from Jeanann Verlee; Jeanann took us on a no-introductions, no-apologies tour of boundary-setting, …

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Photo Recap for February 19, 2014: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Did you miss the Team Selection Semi-Finals just a few weeks ago? No worries: Finals is coming up at the end of the month and you can see nine of your favorite poets that Wednesday in a fight for the top five…

Oh, I’m sorry, you wanted a visual refresher? No problem! Here are …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 31

Harlym125 silences the crowd between judging sessions. Harlym125 founded the national version of NUPIC in 2009. Photo by Marshall Goff.

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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Feature for April 18, 2012: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam

The second of three nights that will decide the venue’s 2012 slam team! Two rounds of twelve poets; top scorers advance to Finals on April 25.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The packed house at the Team Slam Preliminaries. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Behind the link: scores, rankings, and highlights from the 2012 Team Selection Preliminaries. There’s also a fabulous gallery of images by photographer Marshall Goff!