Tag: Zeke Russell

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We’re back, Cantabbers! Actually, you’re back: the house was packed this week for the first heat of the Team Selection Slam Preliminaries, and no wonder… The field was strong and the slam was hot. Without further ado, we present the results of the nine-poet prelims: 1 (t). Neiel Israel 55.0 1 (t). John Pinkham 55.0 …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring nine of the season’s top poets: Jess Riz, Neiel Israel, John Pinkham, Zeke Russell, Ron, Justin Jiménez, Adam Stone, Meaghan Ford, and Brandon Melendez. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 7, 2016

As the nights get longer, poets, so does the Cantab swell with more folks looking to escape the cold world outside! This week saw a full room for a feature by Northampton Jasmin Roberts, who rolled through a nearly all-off-page set of her classic pieces, finishing with a taste of where we hear her work …

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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, October 26, 2016

Did you feel it, folks? It was the first night that the Cantab Lounge had to turn on the heat in the basement this year, and once that stage got warm, the night never let up. A sweet selection of promising newcomers and promise-keeping regulars graced the open mic, and nearly everyone kept their seat …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 26, 2016: Zeke Russell

Zeke Russell, 2016 National Poetry Slam semi-finalist, pictured here performing at a prelim bout at NPS. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

NPS 2016 semi-finalist Zeke Russell. First open poetry slam in the new 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 19, 2016

What an October night, folks! Local, national, and international all-stars all took a turn on our dingy little basement stage for an exceptionally excellent literary time. Our headliner was Marty McConnell, in town from Chicago en route to her booking at the Dodge Poetry Festival this year. Marty brought us a selection of work seemingly …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The weather is getting cooler, folks, and you know what that means: more excuse to pack the house in our basement every Wednesday. Welcome back to all our returning fall readers! Our feature last night was longtime open mic regular Catherine Martin, who released her new chapbook, What I Want, to the listening crowd. The …

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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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Final Update from the 2016 National Poetry Slam

It’s Saturday at the National Poetry Slam, Cantabbers, and the NPS 2016 slam team is taking a much-deserved rest after a blisteringly hot bout semi-finals bout last night; the BPS took fifth to a strong field including Houston VIP, Bull City Slam, Brooklyn Slam, and the Finals-bound House Slam. The team went into semis feeling …

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