Tag: Zeke Russell

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The results of our fourteen-poet super-grand speed slam are in! After just three minutes of poetry (in two poems) each, standings are as follows:

1. Janae Johnson 54.5
2. Sean Patrick Mulroy 53.1
3. Kylie Noelle 51.3
4. Meaghan Ford 50.9
5. Nora Meiners 50.5
6. Zeke Russell 50.3

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Just so you know, Cantabbers: sometimes, when we say a reading was “intimate,” we don’t mean that nobody was in the room. We mean that the feature held us in the palm of his hand as though we were the only bar in the world, and his the only poems that mattered. Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib did …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 1, 2015: 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 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam in Oakland this August.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The results of our grand Team Selection Semi-Finals are in! Rankings going into Finals:

  • Zeke Russell 53.8
  • Bobby Crawford 52.5
  • Nora Meiners 52.4
  • Meaghan Ford 51.5
  • Marshall Gillson 51.0
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy 50.6
  • Mckendy Fils-Aimé 50.5
  • Ed Wilkinson 49.2
  • Emily Eastman 47.7
  • Sophia Holtz
  • Ellyn Touchette
  • Colin Killick
  • Poets in bold are …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 18, 2015: 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 2015 Boston Poetry Slam Team. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the team’s travel to the National Poetry Slam.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 4, 2015

    Heat Two of our Preliminary Team Selection Slams is now complete! Rankings from the slam:

  • Nora Meiners 54.2
  • Zeke Russell 53.8
  • Colin Killick 53.1
  • Emily Eastman 52.9
  • Sean Patrick Mulroy 52.3
  • Ed Wilkinson 52.1
  • John Mortara
  • Mike Leon
  • Poets in bold are invited to advance to Semi-Finals on February 18. Congratulations to everyone! …

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    Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 4, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (Second Heat)

    BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

    The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Jake Villarreal, Zeke Russell, John Mortara, Emily Eastman, Mike Leon, Nora Meiners, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Ed Wilkinson, Colin Killick. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

    The new year doesn’t let up, poetry slam fans! Our second Wednesday of 2015 was a grand celebration, featuring the dynamic and very entertaining Pages Matam; Pages rocked the house, tugged at some heartstrings, and even gave away a custom bow-tie after a 90-second audience physical challenge. We wish him the best of luck and …

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    Wednesday, December 31, 2014: Celebrate First Night with Poetry Slam Downtown

    See the Boston Poetry Slam at Boston's First Night celebration! Logo courtesy firstnight.org.

    Join us at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., as the Boston Poetry Slam and the Haley House Slam celebrate First Night Boston together! It’s all ages and you’ll just need a First Night button to get in.

    Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 3, 2014

    Last night, as expected, we were almost unutterably thankful to have Providence SlamMaster and poet Franny Choi in the house. Franny rocked the mic with the poise, brilliance, and remarkable craft that has earned her spots on all three Poetry Slam, Inc. finals stages, as well as publication in Poetry magazine. Franny will have a …

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