Tag: Janae Johnson

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 28, 2015: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

The first night of two pools in the Cantab’s famed Team Selection Slams. Slamming tonight: Austin Hendricks, Bobby Crawford, Ellyn Touchette, Marshall Gillson, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, Meaghan Ford, Nathan Comstock, Sophia Holtz. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA.

Thanks for a Great 2014!

The Boston Poetry Slam would like to wish everyone an excellent calandrical New Year. As always, we are proud and honored to have brought poetry to thousands of listeners over the course of 2014, as well as space for hundreds of poets to perform. Our most timely thanks go to the poets of the Haley …

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014: Celebrate First Night with Poetry Slam Downtown

See the Boston Poetry Slam at Boston's First Night celebration! Logo courtesy firstnight.org.

Join us at the Hynes Convention Center, 900 Boylston St., as the Boston Poetry Slam and the Haley House Slam celebrate First Night Boston together! It’s all ages and you’ll just need a First Night button to get in.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 1, 2014

When a poet asks you to change your usual behavior in order to accommodate the plans for his feature –for instance, by asking you not to clap in a slam venue so he can pack more poems into his set– you might at first be taken aback, or tempted to engage in some good-natured ribbing …

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Moonlighting: A Queer Open Mic and Reading Series on October 2, 2014 Featuring Janae Johnson

Janae Johnson, WOWPS 2014 Finalist, champion Boston slammer, and Moonlighting feature. Photo by Jonathan Weiskopf.

Our monthly LGBTQ reading, Moonlighting, featuring Boston (and national!) slam sensation Janae Johnson. Hosted by Sean Patrick Mulroy and Emily Carroll.

Check out the Boston Poetry Slam Team in NPS 2014 Semi-Finals Tonight!

BPS logo (square), by Gary Hoare.

Congratulations to the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, who qualified for the semi-finals of the National Poetry Slam tonight! The team took a 2 and a 1 in their prelim bouts and nailed down 14th place (out of 72); now they’re headed into semis against Elevated!, Inkwell, SNO, and Hawaii, with the sole winner headed …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 30, 2014

August has arrived, and with it the 2014 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, California! This past Wednesday, we sent off our totally baller five-star team with a bang: Janae Johnson, Omoizele Okoawo, Sean Patrick Mulroy, Meaghan Ford, and Melissa Newman-Evans worked their talented patooties off for a full hour of solid and powerful feature. Despite …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, July 30, 2014: Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team (bartender-approved). Photo by Marshall Goff.

A celebratory send-off feature for the 2014 Boston Poetry Slam Team, Oakland-bound for the National Poetry Slam. $5 cover to help raise funds for the team’s travel and lodging at NPS.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, June 18, 2014

So many new folks turned out for the NorthBEAST 4×4 last night at the Cantab! …Well, actually, we think they turned out to get a spot on what was a super-fun and thoughtful open mic, but the room was still packed with excited listeners when slamtime rolled around. The Boston Poetry Slam team was prepped …

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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!