Category: Cantab recaps

Recaps from the Boston Poetry Slam @ the Cantab Lounge's weekly show.

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, July 17th, 2024

Hello Cantab poets! We had a very chill “calm before the storm” show this past Wednesday, as many people in our community were preparing for the 2024 Northbeast Regional Poetry Slam and Festival. Everyone who wanted to read got to read, and we heard great stuff from first-time readers Portia and Sophie, as well as …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, July 10th, 2024

Amy: Happy Wednesday, Cantab! I hope you’re all having a lovely summer! Last week we had a particularly amazing night with more newcomers and friendly faces than we could count! One of those first-timers was Callie, with a great poem repeating the phrase “The trouble is.…” Other first timers Ami and Dio gave us beautiful …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, July 3rd, 2024

Hey Cantab!

Last week was proof you could always count on our wonderful community to bring the energy even in unexpected scenarios! Our mic was packed with talent this Wednesday: 1) Phoebe performed an extended metaphor (a REAL one, John Green, please take note) on standing at the edge of a subway platform 2) Cameron …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, June 26th, 2024

Hi Cantabbers, and wow! We had quite the night last week. The energy was absolutely electric from before our sold-out show even began, which became even more noticeable as thunderous cheers and applause were prevalent throughout the opening spiel alone. 

There were so many highlights, so bear with me. Kai and Logan reprised their group piece from NorthBeast …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, June 19th, 2024

Hello Cantab! We had a unique night this past Wednesday (Juneteenth!), with a slightly shortened open mic to allow room for four spotlight features (and a merch table) from black poets in our community. Our first spotlights were from new regulars Left Eye (who brought down the house with a poem on colonialism) and Donovan …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, June 12th, 2024

It was an eventful Wednesday at the Cantab this past week, with a lot of memorable lines that had people scurrying to their notebooks. The open mic started with another comedic-persona poem from Cameron, in his “Youth Pastor John” character, and then rolled into Jarvis’ wrestling-themed piece featuring quotable lines like “Less Randy More Savage” …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, June 5th, 2024

Happy Pride, Cantabbers!

We kicked off pride month this week with a lovely open mic and fabulous feature. First on the open mic was Cameron, I mean, Frank Davenport, who gave us a poem about meeting his lovely wife and the genesis of his two children, Kat and Nayeli, that we will… never forget. …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 29th, 2024

Michael: We had another great night this past Wednesday at the Cantab! The open mic featured the returns of old regulars Dank The Poet, Kelsey Kessler, and Ilse (“It’s my 13th time on the mic!”), along with new regulars Phoebe, Abe, and Cam S. Special shoutout to veteran Cantabber Meaghan Ford, who returned with an …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 22nd, 2024

Hello Cantabbers! We had a great show this past Wednesday, with open mic highlights galore. March Penn gave us a poem leading with “I’m trying to have a kink, but it’s hard,” Cameron brought a PSA on forgiveness, newcomer Erica Garcia did an extended look into modesty panels, and Sam Bucci moved us all with …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Hey Cantab! Last Wednesday was filled with excitement, a crazy-packed waitlist, and as always, a ton of talent. We had regulars on the mic consistently bringing the house down, including Jarvis, Jack the Star, Edie, and Eli. Sam Bucci did an incredible, impassioned poem about working in the fast-food industry, and Kai debuted another horny-medical-professional …

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