Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 4th, 2023

Hi poet! Get ready to hear about an exciting, surprising, team-selecting poetry slam!! But first, there’s an open mic to cover. We had one of the fastest sold-out nights ever, selling out well before the show even started, and the audience was full of some newcomers and some long-time-no-sees. Alleliah from Tucson, Arizona read from …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Hey Cantab!  We are back in the basement! We were so glad to see so many people come through for the return of some normalcy at the Cantab, as the basement has mostly recovered from the flood last month. We had several incredible newcomers at the mic, such as Ash, Kris, Jelissa, and Kristin, who …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

We definitely had a starlight-studded Wednesday last week! Not only because of the superstar poets we had at the mic, but because the wonderful and gracious Starlight Square hosted us. The space was BEAUTIFUL, the staff were so kind, and it was perfect for a night of poetry. On the open mic, Cameron performed an …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, September 13th, 2023

Cantab… upstairs? You heard that right! Because of repairs taking place in the basement over the next couple weeks, we held our open mic in the upstairs of the Cantab last week. Despite the slight change of scenery, we still had poets in the audience, poets at the bar, and poets at the mic! Kaitie …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, August 30th, 2023

A set, a slam, and a see-you-later. I wish there was a word to describe this past poetry night, but for now I’ll just mash some together and say it was … fantamazbulous. The mic was filled with excellent work as usual, including a vulnerable and moving piece by Sara H and an on-brand straight-from-the-bar poem …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, August 23rd, 2023

Hello Hello! A wonderful Wednesday was witnessed last week. On the open mic, March Penn blew everyone’s minds again, Rina performed an absolutely beautiful piece on loss, and our wonderful graphic designer Jackie read an amazing poem based on a series of unsent text messages. Just business as usual at a sold-out poetry night at …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, August 16th, 2023

Hello!

I am unofficially titling this recap “Oops – All Bangers!” because that is exactly what transpired in the basement of the Cantab Lounge last week. Everyone, and I mean all 39 poets on the open mic, waitlist, and staff section had certified fire bangers. It was incredible to witness. 

We had first timers heating …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, August 9th, 2023

Happy Wednesday from the basement of a dive bar! I felt a very strong sense of community this week, as I’m sure several others did. We had some amazing highlights as usual: Amaliena read a very pretty piece on changing seasons, Daniel read an astounding poem about growing up in Honduras, first-timer Kyle read passionately …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, August 2nd, 2023

Hi everyone!

A wonderful Wednesday was had, once again. Highlights of our very full open mic list included Hallie performing a cover of “What I Mean When I Say Truck Driver” by Geffrey Davis, a heartfelt piece from Kai, Amaliena returning with a short but very sweet poem, and Jade performing a work that takes …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, July 26th, 2023

Happy Wednesday! This week not only had an amazing turnout, but showcased some amazing and unique work! The energy in the  room was also incredibly supportive – so shoutout to our audience, whether you read or just listened! Nilya talked about quiet quitting, Logan showed us the importance of Club Penguin, and Sue Savoy helped close …

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