Tag: Ed Wilkinson

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, 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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Cantab recap for Wednesday, September 5

It was a packed and respectful house last night for local poet, organizer, workshopper, and all-around good guy Michael F. Gill. A poet with a real ear for sound and texture, Michael presented some old favorites and some bright shiny new work, all of it pleasing to our audience’s ear. He also released a chapbook, …

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Radio Recap for Monday, July 30

I’ll bet you didn’t even know there was a downstairs venue at the Radio bar, did you? Well, there is: in deference to a previously-booked night of bands upstairs, we meandered down the back stairs to the wood-like-paneling extravaganza that is the basement of our Monday night bar. With just a hint of sound bleed …

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Radio Features for Monday, July 30: Ed Wilkinson and Daniel Gewertz

New & Improved features for Monday, July 30: Ed Wilkinson and Daniel Gewertz

They might both appear unassuming, but, trust us, the two guys featuring at New & Improved this week have a lot to share. Ed Wilkinson will lead a writing workshop and perform a set of poetry, after which acclaimed local storyteller Daniel Gewertz will share his work.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Guest host Erin Jackson encourages the crowd to voice their opinion. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The Team Selection Semi-Finals have narrowed the field to next week’s nine finalists! Check out how your favorites fared, plus enjoy another great gallery of photos from Marshall Goff.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 4, 2012

The packed house at the Team Slam Preliminaries. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Behind the link: scores, rankings, and highlights from the 2012 Team Selection Preliminaries. There’s also a fabulous gallery of images by photographer Marshall Goff!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 8, 2012

After the finish of last week’s huge World Qualifier Slams, we knew we’d have to bring in a major player to keep the Cantab’s momentum going. No problem! First our open mic got a spotlight visit from Joe Brundidge, famed Neo-Soul slammer from Austin, Texas, who teased us first with haiku, then tenderized us with …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Cantab fans turned out in full force to see 2011 Cantab Slam Team member (and Emerson Poetry Project curator) Maya Phillips feature last night! She brought a super-tight set of old work and new, including a brandy-new chapbook for the fans. The final open slam in the 8×8 series was won by Melissa Newman-Evans, who …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Here’s hoping the holiday week was fabulous for everyone! We had a great time on Wednesday at the bar, listening in to Lucifury, who came all the way from Denver to rock a full set. The slam was won by Simone, who narrowly defeated crowd favorite Ed in the final round.

Next week: 2011 Cantab …

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