1/3/20

April 22: Genie Santiago Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. Join us on April 22 as we welcome noted performer Genie Santiago to our venue.

Described as spiritual and sensual, Genie Santiago is a Boston based singer, poet and visual artist. Her art draws from her experience growing up in poverty as a Queer Latina. Genie is unafraid to empower others to overcome trauma, decolonize the mind, promote sexual freedom, and stray from the ideals of self-hatred that society places upon us. She can be found blessing many stages performing originals from her EP, Know Your Worth, and her newest single, "Spirit Party".

12/30/19

January 29: David P. Miller Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated.On January 29, we welcome back David Miller as he reads from his brand new collection.

David P. Miller’s collection, Sprawled Asleep, was published in late 2019 by Nixes Mate Books. His chapbook, The Afterimages, was published by Červená Barva Press. His poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, Hawaii Pacific Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, poems2go, riverbabble, Nixes Mate Review, The Lily Poetry Review, Peacock Journal, Redheaded Stepchild, The Blue Pages, and What Rough Beast, among others. He is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets. 

His poem “Add One Father to Earth” was awarded an Honorable Mention by Robert Pinsky for the New England Poetry Club's 2019 Samuel Washington Allen Prize competition. With a background in experimental theater before turning to poetry, David was a member of the multidisciplinary Mobius Artists Group of Boston for 25 years. He was a librarian at Curry College in Massachusetts, from which he retired in June 2018.

January 22: Stone Soup All-Open Mic



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. Join us on January 22 for our first all-open mic of the year.

Bring your winter poems!

Your anti-winter poems!

Your poems about the impeachment!

About the Virginia rally!

About whatever you like!

Winter madness and cabin fever isn't going to cure itself!

See you tonight!


January 15: Terry Orlando Jones Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated.On January 15, we welcome the multi-talented veteran performer Terry Orlando Jones to the podium.

Terry “Orlando” Jones, a native of Dorchester, is a man of many talents and has been involved in the music business for over 15 years. Terry is musically inclined and has a very strong musical background. He is very skillful, and talented when it comes to his music. “Music is the love of his life and is energy for his soul."

12/13/19

January 8: A.J. Odasso Featuires at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. Join us on January 8 as we kick off 2020 with a feature by visiting poet A.J. Odasso.

A.J. Odasso’s poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including Sybil’s Garage, Mythic Delirium, Midnight Echo, Not One of Us, Dreams & Nightmares, Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, Farrago’s Wainscot, Liminality, Battersea Review, Barking Sycamores, SWAMP Writing, Belmont Story Review, New England Review of Books, and Rascal. A.J.’s début collection, Lost Books (Flipped Eye Publishing), was nominated for the 2010 London New Poetry Award and was also a finalist for the 2010/2011 People’s Book Prize. Their second collection with Flipped Eye, The Dishonesty of Dreams, was released in 2014.  Their third collection, The Sting of It, was shortlisted for the 2017 Sexton Prize under a former title before being published by Tolsun Books in 2019.  Their prose has appeared in the Hidden Youth (Crossed Genres) and Knowing Why (Autistic Self-Advocacy Network) anthologies, as well as in the Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 issues of Pulp Literature. They hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University and serve as Senior Poetry Editor at Strange Horizons magazine.
 

12/2/19

December 18: Suzanne O’Toole Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On December 18, Suzanne O'Toole has her first Stone Soup feature.

Suzanne O’Toole is a Boston-based spoken word poet who enjoys acting and particularly loves lending her voice to several characters on various podcasts. She can be found playing the voice of Janet’s mother, Theresa Clarke, on the space-themed time-traveling show Solutions to Problems. Most recently, she can be heard voicing the Honorable Margaret Fly on the newly released surrealistic podcast Wait Wait Don’t Teleport Me. Her poetry has been published in The Canton Citizen, Canton Writes (volumes 2014-2019), and Oddball Magazine. She welcomes acting, voice work, & spoken word opportunities and can be reached at suzanne.m.otoole@gmail.com.

December 11: Stone Soup Particpates in the Fort Point Holiday Stroll


Join various Stone Soup poets on December 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM as they take part in the Fort Point Holiday Stroll, performing on the open mic and for visitors to the Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant. A fun time will be had by all as we introduce ourselves to the Fort Point community.

11/25/19

December 4: Jeff Taylor Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On December 4, we start closing out 2019 with poet, editor and publisher Jeff Taylor.

Jeff Taylor has been performing his poems in and around Boston for almost 20 years. Jeff’s chapbook Heroes Make Better Sandwiches Than People is available from Broken Head Press, he has poems published in various journals and anthologies including Maps For Teeth, Word Riot, and Boston Poetry Slam: 20 Years at the Cantab Lounge. Jeff is the editor of The occasionally published journal I Can Count To 10.

November 27: No Stone Soup This Week


Out of respect for everyone dealing this hectic holiday week , Stone Soup will not be gathering this Wednesday November 27.

Enjoy your holiday time. We hope to see you next Wednesday on December 4.

11/4/19

NEW DATE November 20: Lexi Wight Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Due to a scheduling miscommunication at the gallery, we are moving the poet's feature to November 20. We apologize for the confusion.

Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On November 20, we kick off the new month with poet Lexi Wright.

Lexi Wight spends her day attempting to help bridge worldwide cultural gaps, and her nights immersed in multiple different art forms. Throughout the week, you can find her loitering at some of her favorite spots. These include Bill's open mic jam in Newton, where she has been knighted, and the Lizard Lounge’s Poetry Slam, where she has been featured. She has also been part of the Lizard Lounge slam team for the past three years, during which they performed in the Nationals in Atlanta, Denver, and Chicago. In addition she has been a guest on 87FM’s Smokin’ Rhymes and the Boston Stoops podcast. You can find recordings of her poems on Soundcloud.

November 13: Kelly DuMar Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On November 13, Stone Soup will be introduced to the work of poet Kelly DuMar.

Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright, and writing workshop leader who has published three poetry and prose chapbooks, including her most recent, girl in tree bark, published by Nixes Mate. All These Cures is published by Lit House Press, and Tree of the Apple, is published by Two of Cups Press. Kelly's poems are published in Bellevue Literary Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Tiferet, Crab Fat and more, and her plays have been produced around the US and are published by dramatic publishers. She produces the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, now in its 13th year, and she produces the annual Boston Writing Retreat and weeklong summer Play Lab for the International Women’s Writing Guild where she is a longstanding board member. Kelly inspires readers of #NewThisDay - her daily photo-inspired blog - with her mindful reflections on a writing life on the Charles River.  

November 6: No Stone Soup This Wednesday


Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with the Assemblage Gallery, Stone Soup is cancelled this week. We will see you back next Wednesday on November 13 with feature Kelly Dumar.

10/29/19

October 30: Stone Soup's Pre-Halloween Open Mic



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated.

This Wednesday: PRE-HALLOWEEN ALL OPEN MIC

Come in Costume!

Come as your favorite deceased poet!

Come back as your favorite living poet!

Come dressed as the poet you would like to see dead!*

*Don't do this.

Treats will be had. You bring the tricks!