Tag: Melissa Newman-Evans

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 30

It was another packed house downstairs for Miles Walser, CUPSI- and Write-Bloody-poet extraordinare. Miles brought a set that showed off his great range, from powerful slam voice to nuanced short work. His book is forthcoming in April, so keep an eye on the website for details! Our slam was packed as well and super-fun, with …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 9

Boston Poetry Slam fans! If you weren’t at the Team Selection Preliminaries back on January 9, you might have missed some results. Likewise, if you were there, you might be wanting the updated information. Lo, for you, we come through with both! After two rounds of 21 poets (yowza!), here are the rankings from the …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 5

Melissa Newman-Evans features in front of a packed house. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Melissa Newman-Evans is on a roll! After a fabulous open mic, Melissa rocked a full thirty-minute feature with no breaks and plenty of inside Cantab jokes. Her brand-new book, practically a love letter to the bar itself, enjoyed had a unique launch perfectly appropriate to the artist– whom you’ll be able to catch behind the …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 5: Melissa Newman-Evans

Melissa Newman-Evans performs at the Attleboro Arts Museum. Photo by Marshall Goff.

Bartender, 2013 NPS Art Director, and 2012 slam team star Melissa Newman-Evans features. Open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, November 28, 2012

It was an excellent night on the Cantab open mic this week as writing audience turned out in droves to see local favorite Nicole Terez Dutton. Slam whistles and sounds of approval provided a gentle bassline to Nicole’s musical, subdued reading style of her complex work. If you missed it, you’ll want to catch up …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 31

Happy Halloween, everyone! Big thanks to all who came out to celebrate with us this year at the Dead Poets’ Slam. Our open mic was full of a great mix of live poets doing their own work, live poets doing dead poets’ work, and live poets covering each other. Neat! We enjoyed a few costumes …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, October 17

Happy birthday to yoooouuuu, Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge! Our twentieth anniversary of poetry at the Cantab fell on Tuesday, October 16, so of course we had to celebrate. To do it, the only two SlamMasters the show has ever had –that’s Michael Brown and Simone Beaubien— got together for a head-to-head double …

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Radio Recap for Monday, August 27

We said goodbye to our little weekly show at Radio bar in Union this week… But we’ll be saying hello to the Davis Square Theatre for the monthly Encyclopedia Show: Somerville, starting with a show about BEARS on Monday, September 3!

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 1

Melissa says yes. Photo by Marshall Goff.

You might think it wouldn’t have been possible to upstage the 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team send-off feature last night…

Cantab Feature for Wednesday, August 1: 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team

The 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team. Back to front, left to right: Oz, Antonia, Kemi, Mckendy, and Melissa. Photo by Marshall Goff.

The 2012 Boston Poetry Slam Team features: Kemi Alabi, Antonia Lassar, Omoizele Okoawo, Mckendy Fils-Aimé, and Melissa Newman-Evans. No open poetry slam tonight. Cover charge $5.