Tag: Bobby Crawford

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 18: Bobby Crawford

Bobby Crawford in the 2012 World Qualifiers. Photo by Marshall Goff.

World Qualifier winner Bobby Crawford gets his send-off to the Individual World Poetry Slam! Extended feature time means no open slam tonight. Special $5 cover to raise money for Bobby’s trip to IWPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 21

What a great Wednesday, Cantab: it was so sweet to have big-stage Sara Brickman fill our small-stage open date this past week; Sara brought us her Nationals-ready performance poems and also some engaging page work as well… And sold out of the three (3) chapbooks she had left. Miss your chance to get one? You …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 31

Harlym125 silences the crowd between judging sessions. Harlym125 founded the national version of NUPIC in 2009. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Harlym125 in the house? HELL, YEAH! At the NorthBEAST NUPIC last night, we took Harlym’s format to the concrete floor at the Cantab, pitting eight New England all-stars against one another in an epic battle. The eventual champ will go on to compete at the NUPIC (that’s National Underground Poetry Individual Competition) at the National …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 29 AND Wednesday, June 5

Time flies when you are planning the National Poetry Slam, folks! But don’t worry: we are still rocking the stage at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday with the Boston Poetry Slam.

Just a few weeks ago, in fact, we put aside four rounds of slam to select our Individual World Poetry Slam representative for …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 24

National Poetry Month has just ended at the Boston Poetry Slam, folks, and we went out on a high note. First, Marty McConnell led a workshop to kick off a big night, and the venue responded in kind with a super-solid and interesting open mic. Marty replied with a feature (kicking off with a brand-new-to-everyone …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 20

You can always tell it’s school vacation by the way teachers –and students– turn out for poetry in the middle of the week! The venue was jam-packed just a few minutes after doors opened last night, with folks of all stripes finding a good excuse to stay out late on a cold Wednesday. Perhaps in …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 23

Cold? You think it’s cold outside? Well, last week’s feature, Beau Williams, started his poetry career in Manchester and has since moved to the even-more-frozen even-more-north, Portland, Maine… What we’re trying to say is that the man knows how to warm a heart, and did a fabulous job of it that past Wednesday. Those who …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 9

Boston Poetry Slam fans! If you weren’t at the Team Selection Preliminaries back on January 9, you might have missed some results. Likewise, if you were there, you might be wanting the updated information. Lo, for you, we come through with both! After two rounds of 21 poets (yowza!), here are the rankings from the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 21

Some folks might choose to spend the night before the holiday with their family: instead, we decided to have a Wednesday before Thanksgiving with a sarcastic, booze-slinging, intellectual who loves us so much he just can’t show it. What? It was a perfect evening with bartender Adam Stone, who offered a stingingly good selection of …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 10

It was an exceptionally big night at the ‘tab last night, folks, as tons of audience turned out for our open mic, double feature, and Champion of Champions poetry slam! The night started off with some open mic standouts, including lots of slammer entourage from Portland (Maine), a least a couple of local newcomers, one …

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