Tag: Ben Tolkin

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 29th, 2023

Hello Cantab! We are back with another night of tales from the basement. There was a bangin’ open mic, a team qualifying slam, and your typical shenanigans. There were great performances from newbies like Elizabeth (about shaving your head and the absence we all feel) and Bubbles (on adoption and conflict). We also had Ben …

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Cantab Slam for Wednesday, February 19, 2020: Love vs. Death

Love vs. Death Poetry Slam at the Boston Poetry Slam. Graphic courtesy Rat Queen Cassandra de Alba.

A timeless pairing in the fight for immortality: the ever-seasonal Love vs. Death Poetry Slam. Click to see our all-star roster!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Another June in the books, Cantabbers! Big ups to last night’s feature, Ben Tolkin, who withstood some good-natured “elusive” ribbing in order to bring a dynamic, wide-ranging, and literally historically true feature to the stage last night. Take notes, folks on the hook for a full feature set: if you aren’t nestling a ten-minute poem …

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Cantab Feature for June 26, 2019: Ben Tolkin

Local open mic favorite and nerd Ben Tolkin. Photo by Amelia Trainer.

National slammer and local open mic favorite Ben Tolkin.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Holy wow, Cantabbers: thanks so much to each of you who brought your kindest and truest selves to the show last night. Our open mic was the sweetest and shiniest strawberry it’s been a long time, thanks to the visible and joyful work of poets and audience, and surely due in no small part to …

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