Tag: Ellyn Touchette

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 13, 2014: Jacob Rakovan and the Champion of Champions Slam

Appalachian writer Jacob Rakovan.

Appalachian writer and Poetry & Pie co-curator Jacob Rakovan. Champion of Champions slam: Ellyn Touchette defends her title.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 6, 2014

With the slam team out of town, it’s been anything but quiet at the Cantab… Just ask Adam Stone, who was hoping for a nice, peaceful, anti-slammy feature, but instead ended up playing to a packed house while soon-to-be-first-mate-bartender Emily Carroll was busy slinging custom cocktails. Adam took us, as he put it, on a …

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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 23, 2014

National Poetry Month marches on, folks, and with it come brand new poets to the stage, poems from our regulars, and fabulous new books from our headliners. This past Wednesday’s feature, Hieu Minh Nguyen, brought us a short and intense lifetime of work in a book barely six weeks off the presses. Bypassing banter to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 2, 2014

National Poetry Month at the Cantab started with a bang last night, poetry fans! Or maybe we mean: a cannon boom, a wicked bass beat, and a couple of writing hands’ worth of cracking knuckles. Our open mic readers came prepared with really excellent work to celebrate the season, highlighted by Cameroon-via-D.C. poet and professional …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fun statistical fact, Cantab web friends: pageviews on our last Wednesday’s show, the Team Slam Preliminaries, surpassed stats for anything we posted in all of 2013! Okay, maybe our 21 competitors were just reloading the page twenty-five times that day to see if the field had gotten easier, but if you were at the slam, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Of all the places to have been this past Wednesday night, we can think of none better than the Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. If you missed the sold-out show, it probably sounds to you like we are just bragging, but it was a truly excellent night for poetry. An open mic with …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Happy National Day of Matthew Richards, everybody! No, seriously: the joy you get from a Matthew Richards feature should justify an annual event. This beloved local took his kind heart, sharp wit, and well-crafted work to the stage for a crowd that was thrilled to welcome him. We don’t see Matthew at the Cantab as …

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