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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Happy solstice time, Cantabbers; we were so pleased to celebrate one of the longest nights of the year with one of the premier curators in New England, Northampton poet Catherine Weiss. This editor-in-chief and slam founder showed off her slam cred both on and off the page, bringing her beautifully illustrated work to the merch …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 17, 2014: Star Trek vs. Star Wars Slam

Star Trek vs. Star Wars! Official logo! By Gary Hoare!

The Cantab’s first ever Star Trek vs. Star Wars slam! Nathan Comstock produces and hosts this invite-only theme slam, featuring all-star head-to-head match-ups between the ultimate sci-fi universes.

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, 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 Feature for Wednesday, July 31, 2013: NUPIC Qualifier

Boston Poetry Slam

Eight poets from around New England face off in a head-to-head, no-holds-barred, crowd-response-judged slam! The winner gets a spot in this year’s NUPIC slam at NPS. $5 cover to fund the winner’s entry.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 24

This past Wednesday was an exceptionally fun one at the Cantab, folks. Our feature was the inimitable Steve Subrizi, fresh out of the studio and just weeks away from the launch of his fall tour. Steve brought his classic self-effacing wist to the stage, earning the hearts of the audience and one enthusiastic standing ovation. …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 10

Harlym125 performs at the Cantab Lounge. Photo by Marshall Goff.


Oh, excuse us. Did you miss the party? A big-talkin’, explosive-performin’, complex-writin’ major player took the stage for us last night: Harlym125. Did he rock the mic? He did. Were there singalongs and special guests and surprises? There were. Did he change your life? I guess we’ll know next week, since …

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Tips from the Bar: the Harlym125 Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Write an erotic poem featuring entirely unerotic imagery. Feel free to take as your inspiration: the nappy owl or the wet, sweaty Chewbacca (nasty).

Cantab Feature for July 10, 2013: Harlym125

Harlym125 performs at the Cantab Lounge. Photo by Marshall Goff.

NUPIC founder and Lizard Lounge powerhouse Harlym125 features. Open poetry slam in the 8×8 series

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Very occasionally, the stage staff at the Boston Poetry Slam mentions that the feature did not happen to bring any product– CDs, chapbooks, or the like. If that makes you shift in your seat a little, wishing you could have Krysten Hill‘s words all to yourself, we on staff would like to remind you: sometimes …

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