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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Success! This week, we enjoyed a fabulous All Hallows/Saints’/Souls’ slam, courtesy of director and host Cassandra de Alba. Seven pairs of poets slammed off for the dubious honor of a mysteeeeeeeeeeeeerious discount pharmacy prize, plus eternal (for real this time) glory. We are pleased to offer congratulations to the Died Young team, who, clocking in …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Ah, October in New England: when the leaves turn a warm yellow-gold, then are beaten off the trees by a lashing, unseasonably warm rain… amirite? But look, no matter what kind of weather you needed shelter from, you could find it in the Cantab last Wednesday, under the protective real-world vision of our feature Claudia …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Cantabbers, was it only just this past Wednesday night when we frolicked freely on the sidewalks, unfettered by winter whiteness or a million overripe snowflake metaphors? Yea, it was: the gold old days, a surprisingly! non-problematic! Erotic Poetry Night! (thank you, brilliant open mic poets!) when Chloé Cunha tickled your fancy with the exact magic …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 8, 2017: Erotic Poetry Night Featuring Chloé Cunha and Love vs. Death

Flashback to EPN 2012: host Jamei Bauer has her erotic poetry listening face on. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Our annual, wildly popular, and dangerously sexy Erotic Poetry Night! Bring your naughtiest open mic poems. Featuring haiku (you know it) from Chloé Cunha and the Love vs. Death poetry slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Glory, glory: big ups to all our poets who hung around town this week to gather for our first-ever High School Reunion slam. Sixteen poets (plus two stellar sacrifices) showed out for a half-hilarious, half-heartbreaking, all-awkward show full of the stories of adolescent dance regrets, forgettable fashion choices, unforgettable first loves, drugs, rock ‘n’ roll, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 23, 2016: The High School Reunion Slam

Announcing the High School Reunion Slam! Flyer by Cassandra de Alba.

An invitational all-star slam where four teams representing the Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors take on all the decades-long nostalgia you can stand for big points and eternal bragging rights.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 10, 2016

We survived another Erotic Poetry Night, Cantabbers! Huge, girthy, well-lubricated thanks to our really remarkable open mic poets, who brought us the sexy while almost unanimously bringing accompanying agency, personality, consent, and very creative language to the stage. Also, y’all are awkward as heck and that sure is hot. Nice work, poets! Extra-enthusiastic thanks also …

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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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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Another Erotic Poetry Night survived, poets! We enjoyed a surprisingly smart, consensual, exoticization- and mango-free open mic last night, with highlights from first-time-readers crashing the erotic mic, love-poem-writers adding extra genital imagery for the audience to fill in, and at least a few meta-aware critical erotic moments. Writers, amiright?? We did eventually get down and …

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