Tag: team selection slams

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 20, 2016: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Second of two elimination slams featuring Ed Wilkinson, Emily O’Neill, Jess Riz, Manvir Singh, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nora Meiners, Quentin Lucas, and Zeke Russell; hosted by two-time NPS Finalist Eirean Bradley. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2016 National Poetry Slam in Georgia.

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.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Congratulations, New Englanders! We made it all the way through the end of a bitterly bitter March, ending with the glorious lion that is Rachel Wiley as our last feature of the month. Activist, poetic thinker, and powerful performer, Rachel rang in spring in with us with the utmost charisma, thoughtfulness, and well-crafted work. You …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The results of our grand Team Selection Semi-Finals are in! Rankings going into Finals:

  • Zeke Russell 53.8
  • Bobby Crawford 52.5
  • Nora Meiners 52.4
  • Meaghan Ford 51.5
  • Marshall Gillson 51.0
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy 50.6
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé 50.5
  • Ed Wilkinson 49.2
  • Emily Eastman 47.7
  • Sophia Holtz
  • Ellyn Touchette
  • Colin Killick
  • Poets in bold are …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 18, 2015: Team Selection Semi-Finals

    BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

    The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam, deciding who advances to Finals for the 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

    BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

    The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Jake Villarreal, Zeke Russell, John Mortara, Emily Eastman, Mike Leon, Nora Meiners, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Ed Wilkinson, Colin Killick. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

    Slam Prelims is ON for tonight, January 28, 2015!

    Happy Snowmageddon 2015, everyone! With the blizzard now over and the Cantab Lounge open, we are pleased to announce that the first heat of the Boston Poetry Slam will take place as scheduled tonight. Click here to remind yourself of the awesome all-star list of slammers participating.

    Some tips on traveling to the Cantab tonight:

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

    BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

    The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Austin Hendricks, Bobby Crawford, Ellyn Touchette, Marshall Gillson, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nathan Comstock, Sophia Holtz. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 21, 2015

    Slam legend Jason Carney was in the house last night, showing off his classic slam-era chops and a few tricks he learned in his MFA program to boot! A consummate performer, Jason brought us family stories, wild trips through nightmare and dream, and a compelling call to action. You can take a peek at his …

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    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 26, 2014

    The 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team (clockwise from upper left): top scorer Janae Johnson, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Omoizele Okoawo, Meaghan Ford, Melissa Newman-Evans. Photo by Marshall Goff.

    Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, officially selected at Finals last night: Janae Johnson, Omoizele Okoawo, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Meaghan Ford, and Melissa Newman-Evans!

    We’d have given you a spoiler alert, Cantab fans, but we know that with so many folks live-tweeting, Facebooking, and probably making high-stakes non-cash bets all over this slam, …

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