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The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, 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, November 23, 2016: The High School Reunion Slam

An invitational all-star slam where four teams representing the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors take on all the decades-long nostalgia you can stand for big points and eternal bragging rights.

Final Update from the 2016 National Poetry Slam

It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam.

The team went into semis …

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The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE REMATCH, April 17, 2016

Special Sunday show at ONCE in Somerville! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a host of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and featuring poet Muggs Fogarty, musician Brian McCarthy, and comedian Wes Hazard.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Official results from last night’s Team Selection Preliminaries are in, folks!

The top six poets have qualified to move on to Semi-Finals on February 17:
1. Bobby Crawford 58.1
2. JR Mahung 57.4
3. Neiel Israel 56.6
4. Simone Beaubien 56.2
5. Marshall Gillson 55.9
6. Joshua Elbaum 55.8

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 13, 2016: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Two-round elimination slam featuring Adam Stone, Bobby Crawford, Colin Killick, Joshua Elbaum, JR Mahung, Marshall Gillson, Neiel Israel, and Simone Beaubien; hosted by 2015 IWPS champ Porsha Olayiwola. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia.

Grudge Match 2015 Recap: Thank You to All Our Grudging Fans!

For those of you who were able to get tickets to our sold out Grudge Match show on Sunday: thank you, thank you, thank you! We packed the house with an awesome crowd (comic Wes Hazard said y’all were “dope,” btw) and were so proud to put on a show for you. All the proceeds …

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The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, April 19, 2015

Special Sunday show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a host of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Aimee Rose Ranger and Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib.

Cantab Feature for February 11, 2015: Erotic Poetry Night and Deadly Sins vs. Heavenly Virtues Slam

Tighten your panties: it’s our annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic, just in time for Valentine’s Day. And, just to make things a little spicier, our feature slot will be filled by a Deadly Sins vs. Heavenly Virtues Poetry Slam, captained by Jade Sylvan and Sean Patrick Mulroy!

Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series Featuring Porsha Olayiwola on February 5, 2015

Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, feature 2014 IWPS Champion and Haley House co-founder Porsha Olayiwola. Hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Emily Carroll.

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