Tag: poetry slam

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 Feature for Wednesday, June 18, 2014: NorthBEAST Regional 4×4 with louderARTS, Providence, and Rhythmic Cypher

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

A 4×4 team slam with louderARTS-NYC, Providence, Rhythmic Cypher, and the home team! Cover charge $5 to raise money to send our team to Nationals.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 26, 2014: Team Selection Finals

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of three insanely competitive rounds will comprise the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Oakland this August.

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:

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Is it still 2014, Cantabbers? Good news: from our poetry perspective, this year is awesome so far! We had a fun-sized open mic last night with a good group of solid newcomers, plus a great selection of folks returning from winter break, regulars trying out a new voice for 2014, and a few long-distance travelers …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 18: David Winter and the Sestina Slam

David Winter, Boston-gone-NYC poet.

Once-upon-a-time regular David Winter. SESTINA SLAM: an open slam in the 8×8 series requiring sestinas from all participants.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 30: Jack McCarthy Memorial Slam

The late Jack McCarthy performing at his last Cantab feature on June 15, 2011. Photo by Richard Beaubien.

Sober October show: a selection of local all-stars will present the work of one of the country’s most beloved performance poets, the late Jack McCarthy. Confirmed performers include: Kemi Alabi, Brian Comiskey, Caroline Harvey, Tom Slavin, and many more.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 17

The National Poetry Slam is creeping even closer, folks, and that means we’re bustin’ out slam all over. This past Wednesday, we hosted a NorthBEAST 4×4 that welcomed the Worcester Poets’ Asylum, Port Veritas, the Providence Poetry Slam, and the Lizard Lounge teams to our dingy little basement.

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 10

Harlym125 performs at the Cantab Lounge. Photo by Marshall Goff.

HARLYM125 IN THE HOUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUZZZZZZZZZZZZEEEEEEEEEEEE!!

Oh, excuse us. Did you miss the party? A big-talkin’, explosive-performin’, complex-writin’ major player took the stage for us last night: Harlym125. Did he rock the mic? He did. Were there singalongs and special guests and surprises? There were. Did he change your life? I guess we’ll know next week, since …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 1

Fifteen poets packed into the slam this past Wednesday in the hope of becoming the next Boston Poetry Slam representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam this October! With only eight slots available in the May 29 World Qualifier Finals, poets were pulling out all the stops… But they only had two rounds and a …

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