Tag: Nathan Comstock

Cantab Recap for July 2, 2014

How is it always the middle of summer when Patricia Smith comes to visit us? Does the hot weather bring her to us or, as might be suggested, is she simply guaranteed to bring the heat? Our co-founder burned up the stage last night with an extended set (really, who stops Patricia from reading) that …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 21

Last Wednesday, we had one of the most exciting rising slammers in the country scheduled to visit us for a full feature; we’d waited for months to see Tonya Ingram hit our stage just in time for the holiday weekend. Unfortunately, Tonya’s bus had a different idea about scheduling… What to do? Well, how about …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 23, 2014

National Poetry Month marches on, folks, and with it come brand new poets to the stage, poems from our regulars, and fabulous new books from our headliners. This past Wednesday’s feature, Hieu Minh Nguyen, brought us a short and intense lifetime of work in a book barely six weeks off the presses. Bypassing banter to …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Finally, finally, finally! After a short and sweet spotlight from the much-missed April Ranger, on the just-about-one-year anniversary of the birth of the famous “Ed! Ed! Ed!” chant, the awesomely cynical and tenderly heartbreaking Ed Wilkinson took the stage for a full set of all-new work. Ed took us on an astronomical, mathematical, and (surprise!) …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Scott Woods gets up off the page at the Cantab Lounge on Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Photo by Rich Beaubien.

What a week it’s been so far at the Boston Poetry Slam. After a rollicking, hilarious show at the Encyclopedia Show on Monday (don’t forget to check out our season finale on April 21, by the way), we had just a day to recover before preparing for a visit from our very favorite president ever, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Fun statistical fact, Cantab web friends: pageviews on our last Wednesday’s show, the Team Slam Preliminaries, surpassed stats for anything we posted in all of 2013! Okay, maybe our 21 competitors were just reloading the page twenty-five times that day to see if the field had gotten easier, but if you were at the slam, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Cantabbers, for the last Wednesday show of the year, we were super-proud to bring you a feature from a not-so-long-ago local favorite, David Winter. Now a resident of New York City, David returned home for the season and brought us the impeccably crafted, carefully delivered poems that have always landed so beautifully in our listening …

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Cantab Feature for Wednesday, December 18: David Winter and the Sestina Slam

David Winter, Boston-gone-NYC poet.

Once-upon-a-time regular David Winter. SESTINA SLAM: an open slam in the 8×8 series requiring sestinas from all participants.

Cantab Recap for Wednesday, August 28

After this year’s Summer of Slam, some of us might have thought we weren’t ready for more big-performance poems quite yet… But Justin Lamb proved any non-believers one hundred percent wrong with an awesomely sincere, entertaining, and pun-filled journey through a cross-up of Boston University and Slam New Orleans sound. After Justin rocked the stage, …

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Cantab Recap for Wednesday, May 29 AND Wednesday, June 5

Time flies when you are planning the National Poetry Slam, folks! But don’t worry: we are still rocking the stage at the Cantab Lounge every Wednesday with the Boston Poetry Slam.

Just a few weeks ago, in fact, we put aside four rounds of slam to select our Individual World Poetry Slam representative for …

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