Category: Cantab recaps

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

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Hey Cantabbers! We had a fantastic late-night show last week at the Boston Poetry Slam. We still had a great turnout despite starting at 9:30 PM! Open mic participants either chose “truth,” where they performed their poem as written, or “dare” where they picked a dare from a jar and incorporated it into their poem.

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

Oh Cantabbers, we all were absolutely HAUNTED last week with our After Dead Poets Slam! The open mic consisted of Kai mourning the death of their youth (also known as turning 25), Shawn declaring his distaste for metaphors (in certain contexts), and Sonya coming back for a great sequel after a great debut last week …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Hi Cantabbers! It’s me, your pilot, back at it again to guide you through what was a sky-high Wednesday last week at the Boston Poetry Slam. As we took off, we had several old and new faces fly up to the mic. We had not one but two gorgeous love poems, with newcomer Ian Frank …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

It was another packed house at the Boston Poetry Slam this week, eager to see the feature from one of our favorite local poets, Krysten Hill! There were a lot of highlights on the open mic, which started with a theme of infinity (Chris Rye actually finished their “infinite poem”, March Penn combined infinity, Derrida, …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 11th, 2023

This Wednesday at the Boston Poetry Slam was one of the more fun AND chill nights we’ve had in a while. The highlights of the open mic included a wide array of topics: OCD and cows (Eli Kane), self-diagnosis (Eren Peterson), infinite sets (Chris Rye), short situationships (first-timer Evelyn), and when Child Protective Services pays …

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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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