Tag: Jack McCarthy

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 30

This past Wednesday, the whole Cantab– both floors– paid a sweet tribute to a heartily missed regular, the late Jack McCarthy. Upstairs, the blues jam took a back seat to the Red Sox’s first home-field World Series game 6 since 1918; downstairs, after a thoughtful open mic, four teams took the stage for a slam …

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Tips from the Bar: The Jack McCarthy Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Listen up: write down your favorite lines from the open mic. Pick one that inspires and use it to prompt your own new poem. Don’t forget to credit the author!

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 30: Jack McCarthy Memorial Slam

The late Jack McCarthy performing at his last Cantab feature on June 15, 2011. Photo by Richard Beaubien.

Sober October show: a selection of local all-stars will present the work of one of the country’s most beloved performance poets, the late Jack McCarthy. Confirmed performers include: Kemi Alabi, Brian Comiskey, Caroline Harvey, Tom Slavin, and many more.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 23

Last night, Omaha poet Andrew Ek knocked it out of the park at the Cantab. If you missed his series of perceptive, poignant, and scientific stories, you may be out of luck: this was his one and only show on his trip to New England! He’ll be in Manchester on the open mic tonight, but …

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Jack McCarthy Memorial: POSTPONED

For those planning to attend the memorial for Jack McCarthy this weekend, please note that it has been postponed to SUNDAY at a slightly later hour.

From Jack’s website: “The Northeast memorial will take place on Sunday, February 10, 2013 at the Follen Unitarian Church in Lexington, Massachusetts at 3PM. The service will be …

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A Farewell to a Cantab Favorite: Jack McCarthy

The late Jack McCarthy performing at his last Cantab feature on June 15, 2011. Photo by Richard Beaubien.

As many of you know by now, nationwide-beloved poet, performer, and storyteller Jack McCarthy passed away on Thursday, January 17. Jack was a member of the 1996 Boston Poetry Slam Team and a weekly fixture of the Cantab’s open mic for almost twenty years before relocating to the pacific northwest.

Friends and fans are invited …

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