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The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, March 30, 2017

OBERON in Harvard Square welcomes the Third Annual Grudge Match on March 30, 2017!

Special THURSDAY show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a cast of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and JR Mahung.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 29, 2017: Team Selection FINALS

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! Revised schedule: 8:00 open mic, 8:45 first round, 9:30 intermission. Following intermission, RebeccaLynn will spotlight, then two more rounds will kick off around 10:00. The top five poets at the end of the night will comprise the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Denver this August.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 22, 2017: CUPSI Coaches’ Slam (CANCELED: Deonte Osayande)

Detroit poet Deonte Osayande. Sixth open SPEED slam in the 8×8 series: 3-, 2-, and 1-minute rounds.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 1, 2017: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Top qualified poets slam two poems each to see who advances to Finals for the 2017 Boston Poetry Slam Team: Claudia Wilson, Ron Prudent, Austin Hendricks, Zeke Russell, Kylie Noelle, Brandon Melendez, Allison Truj, Adam Stone, Kieran Collier, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Neiel Israel, Emily Taylor, and John Pinkham. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 28, 2016: Zanne Langlois and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam with Jess Rizkallah

Zanne Langlois, Portland (Maine!) poet and former Boston Poetry Slam Champion of Champions.

Champion of Champions poetry slam! Eight 8×8 slam winners return to challenge reigning champ Jess Rizkallah for the venue’s top slam title.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 20, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam III

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The last of our 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents will hail from Providence, Slam Free or Die, and the Lizard Lounge. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 6, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam II

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The second of three 4×4 team slams to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Visiting opponents from Mill City, Seven Hills, and House. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

And just like that, the longest day of the year AND the first summertime 4×4 team slam are both in the books! After sixteen poems in a wicked hot Nationals-style bout, the dust cleared to reveal the following scores:

    1. House Slam 113.4
    2. Boston Poetry Slam 110.3
    3. Northampton Poetry Slam …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, June 22, 2016: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 Team Slam

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

A 4×4 team slam to prepare the home team for the National Poetry Slam! Opponents include House, Noho, and the Union Square Slam from NYC. Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to NPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 15, 2016

It’s been a tough week in the world, Cantabbers, and, once again, we are deeply relieved to have a community to come home to. Our open mic was thoughtful and extra-welcoming this week, and our feature, Brendan Constantine, really knocked it out of the park with a heartfelt, intelligent, funny, and impeccably performed set. If …

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