Tag: poetry slam

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 12, 2018

The new slam season has begun, folks, and with it, eight baller new sestinas hit the stage last night at the Cantab! Our first theme slam of the season asked poets to bring a sestina, a sonnet, and an ode to our classic 8×8 format, and audience members were surprised, delighted, and perhaps even formally …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, September 12, 2018: SSO What Slam?

It’s a theme slam! Formal poetry gets in the ring with eight slammers required to bring a Sestina, Sonnet, and Ode to the stage. Slammers and judges are welcome to sign up in advance.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Wow, wow, wow, there really is no place like home. On this post-Nationals Wednesday, the Cantab was extra-glad to welcome a sweet and conversational open mic to the stage, followed by a much-awaited feature from Providence organizer Charlotte Abotsi that did not disappoint. Charlotte brought us work that is, in so many ways, the story …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 15 PLUS the National Poetry Slam

Poets! It has been a very busy week. First off, huge ups to jayy dodd for holding down a stellar feature while the National Poetry Slam raged on a thousand miles away. Jayy’s intensely relevant, intensely tender, and intensely talented voice filled the corners of our room, hearts, and consciences. Looking for more? Check out …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Wow! Wow! A packed-to-the-rafters crowd came out last night to witness our second (and final) 4×4 team slam of the season; our home team trotted out a selection of pretty-new group pieces in the rollicking wake of work from Manchester’s Slam Free or Die, Northampton’s Pulp Slam, and the Mill City Slam from Lowell. Congrats …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 18, 2018: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam

Four slam teams go head-to-head-to-head-to-head in our final regional warm-up for the National Poetry Slam: Slam Free or Die vs. Mill City vs. Pulp Slam vs. the home team! $5 cover charge tonight to raise money to send our home slam team to Nationals in Chicago.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 27, 2018: NorthBEAST Regional Team 4×4 Poetry Slam

The first of two summertime chances to see a four-team regional preview of National Poetry Slam-style competition: House vs. Noho vs. Providence vs. the home team! $5 cover charge tonight to raise money to send our home slam team to Nationals in Chicago.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 6, 2018: World Qualifier Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: the top 8 poets from May 16 will slam for the venue’s one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in San Diego.

Annual Attleboro Arts Museum Poetry Slam: Friday, May 18, 2018

Attleboro Arts Museum: 86 Park St. in Attleboro, Mass.

Our annual free poetry slam at the Attleboro Arts Museum, 86 Park St. in Attleboro, Mass! This year’s event will feature an open mic and head-to-head-to-head slam with the Boston Poetry Slam, Providence Poetry Slam, and House Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What a Wednesday! After a somewhat short and very sweet open mic, howdyheck were we glad to welcome George Abraham to a last-minute spotlight feature. George, a Palestinian-American poet, activist, engineering PhD candidate at Harvard, and just-about-one-year-regular at the Cantab, is the author of two chapbooks and widely published in some of your favorite reviews. …

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