Tag: Jess Rizkallah

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, May 15th, 2024

Hey Cantab! Last Wednesday was filled with excitement, a crazy-packed waitlist, and as always, a ton of talent. We had regulars on the mic consistently bringing the house down, including Jarvis, Jack the Star, Edie, and Eli. Sam Bucci did an incredible, impassioned poem about working in the fast-food industry, and Kai debuted another horny-medical-professional …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, December 13th, 2023

Happy wonderful Wednesday, Cantabbers!!

We had yet another packed basement, full of regulars, new faces, and several “it’s been a minute” readers returning to the stage! We kicked off the open mic with newcomer TJ Reynolds and a rare early-on-the-mic appearance from Eddy Martinez. This was followed by regulars, such as the hilarious work from …

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Extremely Online for Wednesday, May 20, 2020: Jess Rizkallah

Etal Adnan prizewinner Jess Rizkallah. Photo courtesy of her mom.

Etel Adnan prizewinner Jess Rizkallah features in our Extremely Online series. Founded by Lip Manegio, co-curated with Myles Taylor.

Extremely Online for Wednesday, April 22, 2020: Cassandra de Alba

Cassandra de Alba considers the invisibility of heritage. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

Schedule change: local touchstone and author of Ugly/Sad Cassandra de Alba features in our Extremely Online series. Founded by Lip Manegio, co-curated with Myles Taylor.

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, October 23, 2019: Jess Rizkallah

Jess Rizkallah, author of The Magic My Body Becomes. Photo courtesy of the artist.

Editor-in-chief at pizza pi press and Kundiman Fellow Jess Rizkallah.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Is summer here already, folks? Last night’s show had all the signs: a sweltering night outdoors, a packed house inside, and breath-of-fresh-air Jess Rizkallah in the house, returned from her MFA program at NYU. Jess brought us a glorious selection of nearly all new works, packing tons of poems into her feature with her signature …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, May 17, 2017: Jess Rizkallah

Jess Rizkallah, Lebanese-American poet and Maps For Teeth founder.

Much-missed MFA candidate Jess Rizkallah returns from NYC. Second open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

The Boston Poetry Slam and the House Slam Present: THE GRUDGE MATCH, March 30, 2017

OBERON in Harvard Square welcomes the Third Annual Grudge Match on March 30, 2017!

Special THURSDAY show at OBERON in Harvard Square! Poets from the Boston Poetry Slam take on opponents from the House Slam across the river, featuring a cast of all-star poets, special guests, and celebrity judges. Hosted by Emily Eastman and JR Mahung.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 11, 2017

We’re back, Cantabbers! Actually, you’re back: the house was packed this week for the first heat of the Team Selection Slam Preliminaries, and no wonder… The field was strong and the slam was hot. Without further ado, we present the results of the nine-poet prelims:

1 (t). Neiel Israel 55.0
1 (t). John Pinkham …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, January 11, 2017: Team Selection Preliminaries (First Heat)

Boston Poetry Slam official logo, by Gary Hoare.

Two-round elimination slam featuring nine of the season’s top poets: Jess Riz, Neiel Israel, John Pinkham, Zeke Russell, Ron, Justin Jiménez, Adam Stone, Meaghan Ford, and Brandon Melendez. $5 cover tonight to raise funds to send the team to the 2017 National Poetry Slam in Denver.