1/15/18

Lee Varon to Receive the 2017 Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize


The Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize was created in 2009 by Gordon Marshall in conjunction with Jack Powers and Margaret Nairn. A downside to Stone Soup ending prematurely in 2017 was that we were unable to crown a winner in time.

On January 18, we have the pleasure finally awarding the 2017 prize to Lee Varon, longtime participant in Stone Soup's open mic as well as the author of a new poetry collection, Affairs Run In The Family. Gordon Marshall will be on hand to present the award.

We hope you will be able to attend the full night of celebration at Stone Soup this Thursday.

Toni Bee to Give Blessing to Stone Soup's New Venue on January 18


Stone Soup begins a new era in a new location at Brew on the Grid this Thursday, January 18. Stone Soup's new home would not have happened if not for the efforts of Cambridge's own poetry ambassador, Toni Bee.

Toni Bee has agreed to be the inaugural open mic poet, going first at 8:00 PM to give the new location its blessing. We are thrilled to have her open the night out of respect for her efforts past and present to keep Stone Soup Poetry alive as a venue.


1/10/18

January 18: Melissa Castillo-Garsow Features at Stone Soup



After a short hiatus, Stone Soup Poetry returns as a weekly poetry open mic venue at a new day, time and location. Stone Soup is now meeting every Thursday night from 8-10 PM at Brew on the Grid located on 93 Windsor Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We restart our series strong by welcoming Melissa Castillo-Garsow as our first feature in our new era.

1/8/18

Special Announcement: Stone Soup Poetry's New Day, New Time, New Location!


After months of waiting, Stone Soup Poetry can finally announce its new home at the Brew on the Grid in Cambridge at 93 Windsor Ave, just a short walk from the Central Square T stop.

11/16/17

November 27: Elizabeth Gordon McKim Features at Stone Soup



For the past few years, Stone Soup Poetry has met every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On November 27, we will hold our final feature at Out of The Blue in it's current location, as the gallery is now forced to move. We go out in style with the help of Elizabeth Gordon McKim. We hope you are able to make it to this send off.

Elizabeth Gordon McKim is a poet, multi media performance artist, and intergenerational teacher of poetry. Her roots are in the oral tradition of song story and poem. She has published five books of poetry, the latest being The Red Thread, as well as publishing poems in many journals anthologies and reviews . McKim taught as adjunct professor for forty years at Lesley University where she is considered to be one of the Pioneer artists in the Expressive Arts Movement . Elizabeth is poet laureate of the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She calls home a loft in a renovated shoe factory in Lynn Ma. where she is known as the ”Jazz Poet of Lynn.”


11/15/17

November 20: Krystal Spencer and Curtis Luke Feature at Stone Soup

For the past few years, Stone Soup Poetry has met every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On November 20, Krystal Spencer helps provide one of our last features at the Out of The Blue at it's current location. 



Krystal Spencer

Boston bred, vegan fed, Jesus loving Nubian Queen. Number five of seven children. Dislikes cilantro, Brussel sprouts, beets, cauliflower and mean people.

Allergic to almond butter. Loves food, roller skating, salsa dancing, volunteering, traveling, crossword puzzles, learning new languages, music and watching Jane Austen movies.

I began performing poetry publicly in 2013, although I’ve been writing since High School. A friend invited me to her Creative Writing class after school at Umass Boston. From there I began to write more and it became therapy for me to deal with the challenges of life, i.e, peer pressure (drugs, sex, alcohol), domestic violence, depression, heart break, fear, doubts, self-esteem issues, etc.

Now I realize it’s a gift that God has blessed me with. And I hope by sharing it, others may be blessed, healed and inspired.



Curtis Luke

The product of things forced to live together in an imperfect harmony – and the beauty, confusion, and hilarity that results from such an arrangement.

A mathematician at heart and an engineer by trade, I’ve resorted to using words to express what I feel and observe culturally (being Southern born to Caribbean parents and raised in the Boston suburbs), philosophically (the nature of God, intellectual and emotional knowledge, truth, the value of things) and emotionally (love, fear, hope, peace)

I typically organize my musing within a loose framework of different mathematical disciplines including:
·         Algebra (identity, uniqueness, ideals, ring theory, field extensions)
·         Combinatorics (counting principles and partitioning, recurrence functions)
·         Calculus (integration, differentiation, evaluation)
·         …and more!

I hold a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern in 2004 and when I’m not writing poems I love to travel to other cultures (near and far), play and watch basketball, and search for the missing operating instructions that should’ve come with the teenage girl in our house.


11/13/17

November 13: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On November 13, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

11/6/17

November 6: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On November 6, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!