Tag: Emily Carroll

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 14, 2015

The new year doesn’t let up, poetry slam fans! Our second Wednesday of 2015 was a grand celebration, featuring the dynamic and very entertaining Pages Matam; Pages rocked the house, tugged at some heartstrings, and even gave away a custom bow-tie after a 90-second audience physical challenge. We wish him the best of luck and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 5, 2014

A break in the October/November rain came just in time for Wednesday poetry tonight, and we had great turnout for the delightfully unapologetic Cheryl Maddalena. This lady from Boise has sass, moxie, and also a poem to make you feel that your penis is beautiful, just in case you hadn’t thought about it lately. You …

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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 9, 2014

When the SlamMaster’s away… Emily Carroll and Sean Patrick Mulroy will rule the house with an iron fist! These two dictators employed Nora Meiners and other stern-faced staffers last Wednesday night to make sure no one had even a moment of fun during our sweet and jam-packed open mic. The feature was the cool and …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Sean Patrick Muloy, the Boston Poetry Slam's 2014 World Qualifier winner and representative at the Individual World Poetry Slam. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Congratulations to Sean Patrick Mulroy, the winner of the World Qualifier Finals and the Boston Poetry Slam’s representative to the upcoming 2014 Individual World Poetry Slam!

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 16, 2014

Yup, we’ve been waiting for Geoff Kagan Trenchard to come back to the Cantab for almost three years, and it was totally worth the wait. This Juris Doctor Candidate took a tiny break from his life as a student to school us on proper storytelling, fine-tuned word choice, and impeccable stage presence.

To close the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Before you ask, folks… Yes, tonight’s Moonlighting show is on, but our venue has changed! Please see the info at the bottom of this post for more details.

Happy New Year, Boston Poetry Slam fans! Thanks so much to everyone who came out to celebrate with us and Stevie Edwards, a truly lovely performer, poet, …

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Tips from the Bar: the Carlos Williams Prompt

In memory of our much-missed bar back, Guest Tippers Emily Carroll and Melissa Newman-Evans offer the following:

Write an exultation or plea to a god that does not exist. For example: the Oh God of Hangovers, or Ernesto, the Saint of False Seriousness.

Writing Prompt: Double-Feature Prompts for AWP!

Tips from the Bar

Prompt #1, from bartender Adam Stone: write a poem about a city that prevents you from reaching your destination. For bonus points, make it a sestina. For an extra degree of difficulty, use landmarks for all your ending words.

Prompt #2, from server Emily Carroll: the Anti-Stone Prompt… Give a certain bossy bartender directions …

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