Tag: Tom Slavin

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Well, we hope Scott Woods is thankful: despite his sick-day cancellation, we did NOT have to present an impromptu Columbus poet roast in lieu of his feature last night. Instead, local favorite and BPS staff mainstay Tom Slavin took the stage for a lovingly crafted, entirely off-the-dome selection of his greatest hits from 2015. Some …

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SCHEDULE CHANGE: Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 7, 2016: Tom Slavin (WAS: Scott Woods)

Tom Slavin performs at the Encyclopedia Show: Somerville in 2014. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Urban Contemporary History Month author Scott Woods. Fourth open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 17, 2016

A sweet and super night at the Cantab last night, folks: give it up in your hearts right now for Valerie Loveland, who brought her latest books to a jam-packed poetry feature on our basement stage last night. The open mic played host to a number of newcomers, all promising to stay as long as …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 22, 2016

And just like that, the longest day of the year AND the first summertime 4×4 team slam are both in the books! After sixteen poems in a wicked hot Nationals-style bout, the dust cleared to reveal the following scores: 1. House Slam 113.4 2. Boston Poetry Slam 110.3 3. Northampton Poetry Slam 108.4 4. Union …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Wednesdays are the best, folks. What better way to spend Star Wars Day than by watching an epic battle of the most core representations of good and evil, presented through good poetry and… Actually, all the poetry was pretty good. A diabolical dozen slammers turned out last night for the season’s shortest epic: a two-round …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 16, 2016

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team, together for the first time: Zeke, Neiel, Bobby, Mckendy, and Simone. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge is proud to announce the 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team: 1. Neiel Israel 83.3 2. Zeke Russell 80.3 3. Simone Beaubien 79.7 4. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 79.1 5. Bobby Crawford 78.9 6. JR Mahung 7. Meaghan Ford 8. Joshua Elbaum 9. Manvir Singh Poets in bold finished in …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 16, 2016: 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 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Decatur, Georgia this August.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team Selection Semi-Finals have come and gone, poetry fans, laying waste to many beers and three very talented poets. Here are the results from last night’s epic slam: 1. Zeke Russell 53.2 2. Marshall Gillson 53.1 3. Simone Beaubien 52.6 4. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 52.5 5. JR Mahung 51.6 6. Neiel …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 17, 2016: 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 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Official results from the second of our two heats of Team Selection Preliminaries have been tabulated! The top six poets have qualified to move on to Semi-Finals on February 17: 1. Meaghan Ford 52.2 2. Zeke Russell 50.4 3. Quentin Lucas 49.3 4. Nora Meiners 48.7 5. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 48.6 6. Manvir Singh 48.3 7. …

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