In 1971, Stone Soup started in the Beacon Hill area of Boston. For much of it's forty-seven years of existence, Stone Soup has existed outside of Boston. This month we will be returning to Boston to celebrate our anniversary. Come Friday May 25th, Ryan Travis presents another "Haiku of Horror," and he's bringing back Ethan "The Pulse" Mackler on bass to accompany him.
Ryan "Rat" Travis is a Stone Soup veteran with about 20 years in the open mic scene. A modern American haiku master, Rat completed the daunting task of writing 1000 haiku in 100 days. His latest chapbook, Creature Double Feature, is the third in his haiku of horror series snd is a homage to giant monster movies. He is accompanied by long-time friend and collaborator Ethan Mackler on the bass to create a sensory experience and send a chill down your spine. By day, Rat is an English teacher and during the month of October he can be found scaring the crap out of people with his wife Fright Kingdom. He lives in Salem MA with his wife Holly and black cat, Midnight.