Tag: RebeccaLynn Gualtieri

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Two weeks in a row? We had mind-blowing craft-busting head-expanding features two weeks in a row at the Cantab? Yeah, sure, welcome back, summer travelers: Taylor Steele brought business as usual to the stage last Wednesday, which, of course, meant professional, exciting, perspective-changing and brave beautiful work. In addition to presenting her work around the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 9, 2016

Our five-poetry-payday month continued last night with NOLA poet Desireé Dallagiacomo, who’s in town on a whirlwind New England tour. Desireé brought us some of the performance work that’s already earned her a top-three spot at every major national slam tournament, as well as some vulnerable new poems she was inspired to dare reading by …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 28, 2016: Neiel Israel Wins the World Qualifier!

There can be only one, Cantab. Only one poet can represent the Boston Poetry Slam at the Individual World Poetry Slam in Flagstaff, Arizona, and our top-scoring poet of last night’s World Qualifier Final is… 1. WINNER: Neiel Israel 2. Runner-up: Mckendy Fils-Aimé Eliminated after three rounds: 3. Bobby Crawford 4. RebeccaLynn Gualtieri Eliminated after …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 18, 2015: World Qualifier Final

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: eight finalists from the May 4 Speed Slam fight for one coveted trip to the Individual World Poetry Slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the competition in Flagstaff, Ariz.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Oh, we know: some of you have been waiting for all of 2016 for Anis Mojgani to come to the Cantab. And yes, we all held on through bitter cold, and driving rain, and that thing that happens on the first seventy-degree day where the heat turns on in the bar for some reason… And …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesdays are the best, folks. What better way to spend Star Wars Day than by watching an epic battle of the most core representations of good and evil, presented through good poetry and… Actually, all the poetry was pretty good. A diabolical dozen slammers turned out last night for the season’s shortest epic: a two-round …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 4, 2016: World Qualifier Speed Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

First of two nights of the Boston Poetry Slam World Qualifier: past slam winners compete in two speed rounds (2- and 1-minute poems) to see who will advance to Finals. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the winner to the Individual World Poetry Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 28, 2016

Oh, National Poetry Month! We are sure gonna miss you… Like we are already missing Rose Smith, one of the rarest touring poets we’ve ever had the joy to book out of Columbus, Ohio. Rose started her set with an understated opening, drawing the crowd close to hang on her every printed word… And finished …

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Cantab Feature for February 10, 2016: Erotic Poetry Night and the Schmaltz Slam

We don't know if it's poetry, but it happened at Erotic Poetry Night. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Gird your loins: it’s our annual Erotic Poetry Open Mic, featuring The Schmaltz Slam, a head-to-head poetry slam event between the Pick-Up Lines and the Valentines, produced by the diabolically moonlit Emily Carroll.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 3, 2016

We had the best of luck last night for a windy February Wednesday, folks: Boston-based thinking poet Emmanual Oppong-Yeboah kicked in the door for Black History Month with a feature informed by life, loves, and philosophy. Performing almost entirely unencumbered by the page, Emmanuel brought us all along for the ride both inside and out …

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