Tag: Kaitie Dilán

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 21th, 2024

Happy Cantab Wednesday everyone! We are back at it again with a packed room (sold out 20 minutes before we even started!) and some great talent on the open mic. Kaitie Dilán really tested our endurance with an incredible FitnessGram PACER Test-inspired poem, Arielle (congrats on your engagement!) did her twist on a love poem …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 14th, 2024

Amy: Hi Cantab! I hope you all had a lovely week (and long weekend) – we sure did! Love was in the air during our special Valentine’s Day show. The mic list was full (like our hearts) and the Odeo – the Ode Rodeo – shot an arrow of incredible poetry through the audience. On …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 24th, 2024

Another fab Wednesday for the Cantab crew! We had an open mic, a haiku slam, and an incredible feature. During the mic, Jack Chasse opened with tales of his year to come, Eli followed with tales of his sister-in-law’s baseball bat, and then Hunter with a thinkpiece (thinkpoem?) on the hit series Riverdale. We had …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, January 3rd, 2024

Happy New Year, Cantabbers!

Back from the holidays, poets lined up for not just an open mic, but a lovely workshop from regular reader Kaitie D! Poets learned about the different impacts repetition can have in a piece, and experimented with different uses of repetition. Some workshop attendees even performed their brand-new pieces on the …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 15th, 2023

Another week, another wonderful Wednesday, Cantabbers! What a stunning show we had last week, so superb that I would categorize it as an official “Oops! All Bangers” night. We had Raechel Segal back after a short hiatus, grabbing the mic from the stand and making us laugh as usual. We had Otto Vock and Kaitie …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 8th, 2023

Hey Cantabbers! We had a fantastic late-night show last week at the Boston Poetry Slam. We still had a great turnout despite starting at 9:30 PM! Open mic participants either chose “truth,” where they performed their poem as written, or “dare” where they picked a dare from a jar and incorporated it into their poem.

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, November 1st, 2023

Oh Cantabbers, we all were absolutely HAUNTED last week with our After Dead Poets Slam! The open mic consisted of Kai mourning the death of their youth (also known as turning 25), Shawn declaring his distaste for metaphors (in certain contexts), and Sonya coming back for a great sequel after a great debut last week …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 25th, 2023

Hi Cantabbers! It’s me, your pilot, back at it again to guide you through what was a sky-high Wednesday last week at the Boston Poetry Slam. As we took off, we had several old and new faces fly up to the mic. We had not one but two gorgeous love poems, with newcomer Ian Frank …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, October 18th, 2023

It was another packed house at the Boston Poetry Slam this week, eager to see the feature from one of our favorite local poets, Krysten Hill! There were a lot of highlights on the open mic, which started with a theme of infinity (Chris Rye actually finished their “infinite poem”, March Penn combined infinity, Derrida, …

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Cantab Recap For Wednesday, September 27th, 2023

Hey Cantab!  We are back in the basement! We were so glad to see so many people come through for the return of some normalcy at the Cantab, as the basement has mostly recovered from the flood last month. We had several incredible newcomers at the mic, such as Ash, Kris, Jelissa, and Kristin, who …

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