Tag: Porsha Olayiwola

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, November 23, 2016: The High School Reunion Slam

Announcing the High School Reunion Slam! Flyer by Cassandra de Alba.

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 feeling …

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

The Grudge Match is back! April 17, 2016. Banner by Emily Carroll, photos by Marshall Goff and Rich Beaubien.

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 7. Colin Killick 8. Adam Stone …

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

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

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!

Janae Johnson takes the mic at the 2015 Grudge Match to tell us about the MBTA. Photo by Marshall Goff.

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

First-ever Haley House vs. Boston Poetry Slam Grudge Match! Banner by Emily Carroll.

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

Erotic Poetry Sins vs. Virtues Slam 2015

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

Porsha Olayiwola, Haley House co-founder and 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam Champion.

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