Tag: Sara H.

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, December 27th, 2023

Happy 2024 Cantab poets! We celebrated the last Wednesday of 2023 with a show that was as equally cozy as it was surprisingly off-kilter. The open mic welcomed back Charlie V, Cam, and Dank The Poet after long absences, buzzed with a pair of moving personal pieces from Daniel Letona and Logan Lopez, and even …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 22nd, 2023

Hey Cantabbers! It’s always a unique show when we gather the day before Thanksgiving at the Boston Poetry Slam, as the holiday brings in a lot of out-of-towners. Most of our audience members didn’t have work or school the following day, so almost no one left during the break between the open mic and the …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Hey Cantab!  We are back in the basement! We were so glad to see so many people come through for the return of some normalcy at the Cantab, as the basement has mostly recovered from the flood last month. We had several incredible newcomers at the mic, such as Ash, Kris, Jelissa, and Kristin, who …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

A set, a slam, and a see-you-later. I wish there was a word to describe this past poetry night, but for now I’ll just mash some together and say it was … fantamazbulous. The mic was filled with excellent work as usual, including a vulnerable and moving piece by Sara H and an on-brand straight-from-the-bar poem …

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Northbeast 2023 Recap!

Hi there poets! Below is a rare weekend recap for you all. But not just any weekend, no, this was an extravagant, artistic, joyous occasion: the 2023 NorthBeast Regional Slam! Saturday began with excitement, coffee runs, and rehearsing as poets from slam teams all over the Northeast filed in to the Cambridge Foundry. We had …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 31th, 2023

Happy Cantab Wednesday once again! Last week was once again a spectacular, high-energy night, with the fullest of full open mic and the fullest of full hearts. The energy in the basement was already high after a fantastic workshop from the great Alex Kist that challenged the way we think about vocabulary. During our open …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, April 26th, 2023

What a week! This past Wednesday there was not only a fabulous open mic (as usual), but an even MORE fabulous TEAM SELECTION SLAM! Anticipation from the audience and nerves from the slammers filled the room as people filed in. On the open mic we had some freestyling, some first-timers, and fabulous poetry all around. …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Love vs. Death

Love vs. Death Poetry Slam at the Boston Poetry Slam. Graphic courtesy Rat Queen Cassandra de Alba.

A timeless pairing in the fight for immortality: the ever-seasonal Love vs. Death Poetry Slam. Click to see our all-star roster!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 22, 2020

It’s been an exceptionally sweet January on the open mic, and this past week was a great highlight: lots of newcomers, lots of returnees, and a warm feeling of listening and being listened to all night. The night was headlined by writer and teacher Devin Kelly, a storyteller with a long-reaching arc of poetics and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Last night, Evan J. Cutts breezed into town from his far-flung MFA program, bearing new work, new forms, and new florals (of course!). Evan read for us from his new Charlie Parker series, plus checked in with some erasures from his last visit to the Cantab feature slot: swing by to see one of our …

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