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Update from the National Poetry Slam!

Bout sheet for bout #10, Tuesday, August 2, 2016, at the National Poetry Slam.

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team bouted at Nationals last night in the first of two preliminary bouts, taking a rank of 2 behind the Atlanta-based Art Amok team, and defeating two teams from Chicago (Uptown/Green Mill and Mental Graffiti).

It was, of course, a hot night in Decatur, and perhaps eighty people were …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 21, 2015

On pretty much any Wednesday night at the Boston Poetry Slam, you could tell yourself you were looking forward to a diverse, solid, and highly original open mic, a standout feature, or a baller all-star poetry slam. When the stars align, though (not that you’d know from our lightless basement, but let’s metaphor for a …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 21, 2015: Tim “Toaster” Henderson and the Champion of Champions Poetry Slam

Chicago/Bay poet Tim Toaster Henderson. Photo by Ian Tuttle.

Chicago poet and Encyclopedia Show favorite Tim “Toaster” Henderson features. Champion of Champions slam: two season champs go head-to-head to fill the empty Champions post.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Last week: we welcomed the most excellent and thoughtful language pioneer Corrina Bain to the stage. C brought us a set with all the vulnerability, intensity, and honesty we’ve come to expect from this unique poet’s voice. The four-poet Slam of Doom (very serious) came down to a nailbiting third round between Encyclopedia Show host …

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