Tag: Michael F. Gill

Cantab Recap For Wednesday, February 15th, 2023

Reporting yet another happy and sold-out Wednesday at the Cantab! Energy was sky-high, and love was in the air during our special Valentine’s Day show, with a packed house and an elevated amount of crowd participation. During the open mic, we had someone come back after SEVEN YEARS to finish a poem they started performing …

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Tips from the Bar: Another MFG Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Write a poem about a soothing sound.

Tips from the Bar: The Memento Prompt

Tips from the Bar

A prompt from poet and comedian Ron Prudent, via doortender Michael F. Gill:

Write a poem using the non-linear narrative structure of the movie Memento. Use your odd-numbered lines (first line, third line, fifth line, etc.) to tell a story, and your even-numbered lines (second, fourth, sixth, etc.) to tell the same story, but starting …

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Tips from the Bar: The Michael F. Gill Prompt

Tips from the Bar

Write a ten-line poem wherein each line is a single word containing three letters, making it appropriate to enter as the top 10 high scores on, for instance, a Pac-Man machine.

Cantab Out of the Blue Recap for Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Anybody know a good plumber? Have we got a job for them: last night, just after setup was complete at the Cantab, the sound of rushing water and a rapidly filling bar area forced our staff to jump the bar and clear the room. What to do? How about: give your grandest thanks to Michael …

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Tips from the Bar: Triple Threat

Tips from the Bar

Did you notice that our recurring tipster, Adam Stone, was off duty last night? If you think that means you don’t get a prompt… Think again. Here are THREE prompts from the overachieving Cantab staff.

Adam Stone suggests: twenty-first century hints from Heloise! Write a poem about super-unusual lifehacks.

Bobby Crawford offers: unshopping, unpacking, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, February 17, 2016

The 2016 Boston Poetry Slam Team Selection Semi-Finals have come and gone, poetry fans, laying waste to many beers and three very talented poets. Here are the results from last night’s epic slam:

1. Zeke Russell 53.2
2. Marshall Gillson 53.1
3. Simone Beaubien 52.6
4. Mckendy Fils-Aimé 52.5
5. JR …

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Cantab recap for Wednesday, September 5

It was a packed and respectful house last night for local poet, organizer, workshopper, and all-around good guy Michael F. Gill. A poet with a real ear for sound and texture, Michael presented some old favorites and some bright shiny new work, all of it pleasing to our audience’s ear. He also released a chapbook, …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, September 5, 2012: Michael F. Gill

Local poet, workshop leader, and poetry organizer Michael F. Gill.

Local poet, Brighton Word Factory leader, and Stone Soup co-coordinator Michael F. Gill features. Open poetry slam in the 8×8 series.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 29

Welcome back to the Cantab, Boston students! It’s about that time of year again… When the returning students who know what’s up come and see us again for the first time, showing off all they’ve learned about home over the summer. Appropriately enough, our feature was Tatyana Brown, a Bay Area poet who lived with …

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