Tag: Porsha Olayiwola

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

The House Slam takes on the Boston Poetry Slam for the fourth year running. Banner by Emily Carroll, photos courtesy Marshall Goff and Rich Beaubien.

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.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014: Celebrate First Night with Poetry Slam Downtown

See the Boston Poetry Slam at Boston's First Night celebration! Logo courtesy firstnight.org.

Join us at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., as the Boston Poetry Slam and the Haley House Slam celebrate First Night Boston together! It’s all ages and you’ll just need a First Night button to get in.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You guys. YOU GUYS. What a great slam at the Cantab last night! Thanks so much to everyone who came, and especially our kick-ass slammers from Port Veritas, Manchester, the Lizard Lounge, and Urbana NYC.

We started the night with an open mic, as usual, but a number of non-usual folks came out to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 5, 2014

Happy Black History Month, poetry fans! We hope your February has so far been packed with maximum learning and respect. There are a ton of great shows going on around the city this month, so check your event invites and get yourself in the habit of showing good support all year round.

Our plans …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 5, 2014: Porsha O(layiwola)

Porsha Olayiwola, dope performer, educator, and coach.

THE SHOW SHALL GO ON! The city of Cambridge lifted today’s snow emergency/parking ban at 5:00 p.m., so we are pleased to present a feature from powerhouse local and two-time WOWPS Finalist Porsha Olayiwola and an open speed slam in the 8×8 series, just as scheduled. Please use caution (and warm clothes!) while traveling.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 29, 2014

I hope you folks have noticed that we really have the hang of 2014 here at the Boston Poetry Slam: totally baller features, all-star highly competitive slams, and open mics showcasing new work week after week. This Wednesday at the Cantab was no different, as we welcomed longtime regular and aspiring minister Sam Teitel to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Oh, you just knew it was going to be crazy in the Cantab on the first near-winter night of the year. The house was packed early with folks hoping to get a good seat for the feature… Which meant the open mic was packed with hard-working, sweet-talking folks, including a couple of wonderfully performed covers, …

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Radio Features for Monday, July 9: Porsha Olayiwola and Karin Webb

New & Improved features for July 9, 2012: Porsha Olayiwola and Karen Webb.

New & Improved this week features hip-hop poet Porsha Olayiwola and burlesque dancer/character actor Karin Webb. Porsha will lead a performance workshop to open the night.