Tag: April Ranger

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Last night might have been the last Wednesday that the Cantab year-rounders had to ourselves (welcome back, students! there are empty seats in the front), and we surely made the most of it: poets from the last decade of slam at the show, including much-missed host April Ranger, turned out to see 2019 Boston Poetry …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 27, 2014: April Ranger (was: Imani Cezanne)

April Ranger performs on the upstairs stage at the Cantab Lounge in 2011. Photo by Marshall Goff.

SCHEDULE CHANGE: Boston favorite April Ranger visits from NYC. (Canceled show: Imani Cezanne.) Open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 20, 2014

As sad as we were here at the Cantab to hear that our original feature for this night had to cancel, we are even super sadder to recap that we spent the night waving goodbye to Alex Ehrhardt and Melissa Newman-Evans, both of whom took the feature slot that night to honor leaving the Cantab …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 16, 2014

You guys. YOU GUYS. What a great slam at the Cantab last night! Thanks so much to everyone who came, and especially our kick-ass slammers from Port Veritas, Manchester, the Lizard Lounge, and Urbana NYC.

We started the night with an open mic, as usual, but a number of non-usual folks came out to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Finally, finally, finally! After a short and sweet spotlight from the much-missed April Ranger, on the just-about-one-year anniversary of the birth of the famous “Ed! Ed! Ed!” chant, the awesomely cynical and tenderly heartbreaking Ed Wilkinson took the stage for a full set of all-new work. Ed took us on an astronomical, mathematical, and (surprise!) …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, April 9, 2014: Ed Wilkinson

Ed Wilkinson performing at Manchester's Slam Free or Die. Photo by Christopher Clauss.

Manchester favorite and 2013 Boston Poetry Slam Team member Ed Wilkinson. Open speed slam in the 8×8 series.

Tips from the Bar: How to Dump Yourself

Tips from the Bar

Ask someone to leave– in a way that makes it positive for them.

BONUS APRIL RANGER LIFETIME PROMPT: see if you can write a poem about a waterbed that’s more memorable than the famous “The Water-Bed” Cantab open mic performance.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 26

It’s finally summer, Cantabbers! And you know what that means: tons of cool slams scheduled for your edification, entertainment, and, of course, pre-enthusing about the National Poetry Slam that’s just weeks away.

Last night’s 4×4 team slam was just a little taste of what you can expect in coming months: four teams brought rock-solid …

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Tips from the Bar: The April Ranger II Prompt

Tips from the Bar

You only know one sentence in a foreign language, and it is dangerous to you. What is it?

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, February 6: Team Selection Semi-Finals

Boston Poetry Slam

Night two of the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. The top twelve poets from Preliminaries are cut to nine in this two-round slam. $5 cover tonight to raise funds for the 2013 National Poetry Slam.