Tag: Sophia Holtz

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 6, 2016: Sophia Holtz and the Last Chance Slam

2015 BPS team member and NYU MFA candidate Sophia Holtz.

2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team member and NYU MFA candidate Sophia Holtz. Last Chance Slam to qualify for the 2016 Team Selection Slams.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Happy old year, Cantabbers! Last night was an excellent celebration of everything we’ve done for 2015… Some familiar faces came out to visit the open mic, plus a few first-timers hit the stage already itching to make a name for themselves in the venue. What a fun night! Our feature, Sam Rush, brought the house …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 5, 2015

You wanted hit slam favorites? You wanted new surprises? You wanted a surreal group piece, heartstring twang after heartstring twang, and a surprise cover to finish the night? You got it, Cantab! Our team brought the fire and the craft to their one-hour set last Wednesday, and we are so proud to have them representing …

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Cantab Feature for August 5, 2015: Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Sean is making the same face he made last year. Photo by Marshall Goff.

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team, Oakland-bound for the National Poetry Slam. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Emily Eastman of Slam Free or Die. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Sure, sure, it’s blisteringly hot, swelteringly humid, and super-obviously only just past the midway point of the calendar… Still, it seems constantly surprising that July even exists and is happening to us right here. This past Wednesday, five teams prepping for the National Poetry Slam in August (so! soon!) got down on our dirty basement …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Yes! Yes! Yes! Robert Lashley came to see us this past Wednesday, and he brought down the house at the Cantab on the very last stop on his marathon tour. Sure, his work is incredibly solid and surprising, and, sure, his banter and performance were off the charts– but we know that one of our …

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Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series Featuring Sophia Holtz and Josh Elbaum on June 4, 2015

Moonlighting icon by Emily Carroll.

Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, featuring Sophia Holtz and Josh Elbaum. Hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Emily Carroll.

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Another great night of slam at the Cantab, folks! We kicked off the night with a really solid open mic, followed by the excellent and up-and-coming Anthony Ragler from New York. Anthony brought us a slew of family poems, plus a little preview of what we might hear from him this year when he reps …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Announcing the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team! After three nail-biting rounds at last night’s Finals, including more than one upset and some terrifyingly tight scoring, the final standings are as follows:

1. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 84.8
2. Marshall Gillson 84.6
3. Bobby Crawford 84.4
4. Sophia Holtz 84.1
5. Sean Patrick …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 1, 2015: Team Selection Finals

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Final night of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams! The top five poets at the end of three insanely competitive rounds will comprise the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Oakland this August.