Category: Cantab recaps

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

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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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 8th, 2024

Hi Cantab! This week was full of love, which brought a lot of sunshine to this rainy Wednesday evening. The mic had a larger than normal amount of “new shit,” but also some prized “old shit” too. We had the infamous horny dentist poem from Kai, and we had the return of Lindsey Michelle with …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 1st, 2024

Happy May, Cantab!

We had a lovely workshop, open mic and feature last week, with Sam Bucci serving up an incredible poem from said workshop, Otto Vock returning after their team came in second at the Midwest Mashup (congrats Otto, Meaghan, McKendy, and Alex), and Daniel Letona with a powerful piece on heritage. We also …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, April 24th, 2024

What’s up Cantabbers!? We had a wicked, wacky Wednesday for you all last week! Cameron not only performed a poem for us, but we were serenaded in song as well! We had great debuts from Phoebe and Apollo, a Cantabverssary poem from Shawn, and a poem from Jack Chassay that left us floored and left …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, April 17th, 2024

Happy Wednesday everyone! Last week was one of the most sold-out shows we have had in a long time, with the basement reaching capacity before 7:45, and an additional 15-to-20 people waiting upstairs! Also, we had Kat, our wonderful social media manger, behind the bar for the first time! A wonderful bartending debut.

The open mic was …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, April 10th, 2024

What a Wednesday Cantab! It’s not every week where a birthday and a feature are celebrated at the same time, but that was the case with our feature tonight, Greg Smith! The open mic was excellent, highlights included Arielle Gray’s “I don’t know how to end conversations” piece, and powerful poems from Meaghan Ford and …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, April 3rd, 2024

Hi Cantab! Now that Team Selection is over, the hype, sold out nights, and crazy energy has finally come to an en- oh… wait… I’m being told by my producers that last Wednesday was in fact just as hype, sold out, and crazy energy as last month!

One of the most notable aspects of the …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, March 27th, 2024

Michael: Hey poetry fans! Have you recovered yet from our biggest Wednesday show of the past two years? Last week’s open mic had the return of old friends Gemma Cooper-Novack and Raechel Segal, a “secret agent trans” group piece from Meaghan Ford, Otto Vock, and Alex Kist, as well as great work from first-timers Ronnie …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, March 20th, 2024

Amy: Happy first Wednesday of Spring Cantab! We had a lovely show last week. Georgia came back after not just years, but decades, to perform a poem. Second-timer Dave read some absolutely killer wordplay on the perils of dating apps. Shout out to first-timer Rin who unofficially wins the also-unofficial “getting the crowd going” award …

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