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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 13, 2019: NO ROMANCE Open Mic and the Lovers vs. Leavers Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

A celebratory February open mic at which NO ROMANCE will be allowed, followed by a head-to-head Grudge-Match-style Lovers vs. Leavers poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 6, 2019

It’s a good week to be a Cantabber, folks: despite a travel snafu for our Dallas-sourced feature, a hearty crowd turned out for the open mic and geared up for a great-quality open poetry slam! It’s been all-themed-slams-all-the-time around here since last September, but if you think that means we’re out of practice, you should …

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Cantab Update for Wednesday, February 6, 2016: Open Poetry Slam!

Stop the presses, folks! Our headlining event for tonight has changed: after the open mic finishes, we’ll be holding an open poetry slam competition, which means that YOU could bring three poems and fight our judgemental judges’ judgeiness for a $25 cash prize. Standard rules apply: all rounds have a 3-minute time limit with no …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 30, 2019

What joy! What joy is this! No, seriously: after a sweet and sassy spotlight from Chris Leja on our already-joyful open mic, eight slammers took the stage in the name of making lemons into sunshine. Egged on by an audience hungry for good news, poets and judges alike buoyed up the possibility of one or …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, January 30, 2019: Joy Slam & Chris Leja Spotlight

Our themed slam series continues with a mid-winter Joy Slam hosted by Kieran Collier, plus a spotlight feature from Portland/Brooklyn poet Chris Leja. Judges are invited to sign up in advance.

Cantab Slam for Wednesday, December 19, 2018: Astrology Team Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Our final show of 2018 welcomes poets of the Western Zodiac to the stage for a 4×4 team slam: Fire vs. Earth vs. Air vs. Water, hosted by Myles Taylor. Sign-ups for poets and judges taken in advance.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Another December show in the books, folks! Mary Boo Anderson came to us last week and brought us an unnerving parody of corporate performance, split between two fabulously different sets and ranging in character from the slightly unhinged cube farmer to the time-strapped-relay-race-much-maligned media poet; an character-intense night softened by the sincere gentleness of the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Oh, hello there, extremely full basement bar! We had no idea so many people were craving increased pettiness in their lives this week: about a hundred, it turns out, or at least that’s how many piled into the Cantab this Wednesday to get their fill of non-earth-shattering, non-world-changing, wildly unimportant poetry. The first round was …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, November 14, 2018: Petty Party Poetry Slam

Our themed slam series continues with this post-election Petty Party: poets invest their language in the most trivial topics fit for the stage. Slammers and judges are invited to sign up in advance.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 31, 2018

What a Halloween night! Heckgolly, are we ever grateful for the folks who decided to spend their October 31 with us: an audience full of great costumes, funny hats, and folks who simply make it their business to leave the house for poetry warmed the room (and sold us out of the Bloodstorm drink special, …

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