Tag: Zeke Russell

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

It was a heady night at the Cantab last night, folks, as Star Trek and Star Wars fans waged a war to be remembered for all eternity… Or at least until the galactically strong drinks wear off. Producer and idea-man Nathan Comstock tempted sixteen poets down the stairs into our wretched hive of booze and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Did you guys notice that this week is back to school week? Back to Old School, we mean! Ha! No, seriously, Ryk McIntyre was in the house last night, in all his punny and funny-old-guy glory, and carrying his latest book from Sargent Press. If you missed him tonight, you can catch him at the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

So many new folks turned out for the NorthBEAST 4×4 last night at the Cantab! …Well, actually, we think they turned out to get a spot on what was a super-fun and thoughtful open mic, but the room was still packed with excited listeners when slamtime rolled around. The Boston Poetry Slam team was prepped …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Holy smokes, Cantab, where did all you late-spring poetry lovers come from? The house sold out in a hot second for Maya Phillips last night, who brought nearly all new-to-us work to the Cantab stage from her fresh chapbook, Welcome Home. After missing Maya on the mic for the two years she’s been in New …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sean Patrick Muloy, the Boston Poetry Slam's 2014 World Qualifier winner and representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Congratulations to Sean Patrick Mulroy, the winner of the World Qualifier Finals and the Boston Poetry Slam’s representative to the upcoming 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Poetry Month marches on, folks, and with it come brand new poets to the stage, poems from our regulars, and fabulous new books from our headliners. This past Wednesday’s feature, Hieu Minh Nguyen, brought us a short and intense lifetime of work in a book barely six weeks off the presses. Bypassing banter to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Cambridge started off this past Wednesday with an unseasonably warm morning, which became an unreasonable snowstorm later that night (it’s New England spring, aren’t we just supposed to be drowning in mud right now?)… But in between, the excellent and hard-working Zeke Russell put his own stamp on the March day. Despite missing our collegiate …

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Tips from the Bar: the Zeke Russell Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Write a discount love poem.

Meaning: a love poem that fails to live up to the (perhaps very low) expectations of a love poem.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, March 12, 2014: Zeke Russell

Zeke Russell, Mill City SlamMaster Emeritus. Photo by Tom Dodson.

Outgoing Mill City SlamMaster Zeke Russell. Open speed slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 5, 2014

New York poet Jeanann Verlee. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

What a sweet Wednesday at the Cantab, folks: we kicked off with a wicked good open mic with a ton of first-timers! Hope we get to see these folks again… But we have a feeling they’ll be back after the dynamite feature from Jeanann Verlee; Jeanann took us on a no-introductions, no-apologies tour of boundary-setting, …

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