Tag: Zeke Russell

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 1, 2018

O, Cantab denizens: thanks so much to everyone who came to the show last night to see the eminent, shining, and bone-shakingly brilliant Crystal Valentine. The poet opened an uncompromising window on structures of power, life & death in the Bronx, and love as a personal and radical act. Thanks to Crystal for taking such …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 16, 2018

What a Wednesday! After a somewhat short and very sweet open mic, howdyheck were we glad to welcome George Abraham to a last-minute spotlight feature. George, a Palestinian-American poet, activist, engineering PhD candidate at Harvard, and just-about-one-year-regular at the Cantab, is the author of two chapbooks and widely published in some of your favorite reviews. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 21, 2018

It took us two Wednesdays, Cantabbers, but we finally finished up the first round (two poems each from nineteen slammers) of the 2018 Team Selection Slams! Our second heat closed out last night, a strong field taking deeply personal work unto the prelim. After two rounds, the dust cleared to reveal:

1. Neiel Israel 57.1

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, November 29: Hogwarts House Slam

Hogwarts seal courtesy of Wikipedia Commons, based on original design by Eleanor Taylor.

The House points are not the point… Are they? A team slam featuring Gryffindor vs. Ravenclaw vs. Hufflepuff vs. Slytherin.

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 Feature for Wednesday, November 1, 2017: The All Souls’ Slam

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

The Cantab’s first invitational All Souls’ Slam: performers present a slam of covers by poets past. Produced by Cassandra de Alba.

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, October 11, 2017

Hope you had a happy National Coming Out Day, poets! We had a gloriously good open mic last night, full of good surprises and solid supportive humans. Our blow-the-top-off-the-room feature was Robbie Dunning of Northampton, who brought a selection of the work that over the years has made their name as a tender thinker, a …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Cantabbers! Buckets and stacks and lumberjack-sized hugs of gratitude are due to all of you who payed our outrageous $5 cover charge last night to enjoy a wonderful and thoughtful open mic, a sweet and toweringly-ready-for-the-big-time spotlight from Sara Mae, and, stretching his many short poems to comfortably fill an hour of work: the unparalleled …

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Tips from the Bar: The Zeke Russell Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Write about a person who is more family to you than anyone in your family.