7/26/16

August 22: Mik Augustin Features at Stone Soup


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 August  22, we welcome Mik Augustin, one of the many poets who has visited us from the north shore over the years.

Mik Augustin passed up a lucrative career in mopping floors to bring you these absurdly creative notions of food-love, lamp-post music, and domestic grandeur. He has accidentally published a few poems, and prefers not to type anything. Mik has a substandard memory, but he can read quite loudly. It's a start.

7/25/16

August 8: Gemma Cooper-Novack Features at Stone Soup


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 August 8, Gemma Cooper-Novack returns to us in time to say good bye as she features one last time before leaving Boston for greater fortunes. We wish her well and are pleased to help give her one last sendoff.


Gemma Cooper-Novack is a writer, arts educator, and writing coach. Her poetry and fiction have appeared in more than twenty journals, including Ballard Street Poetry Journal (Pushcart Prize nomination), Bellevue Literary Review (Pushcart Prize nomination), Cider Press Review, Hanging Loose, Santa Fe Writers Project, and Printer’s Devil Review. Gemma’s plays have been produced in Chicago, Boston, and New York, and she diablogs on sinnerscreek.com. She has been awarded multiple artist’s residencies from Catalonia to Virginia and a grant from the Barbara Deming Fund, and enjoys baking cookies and walking on stilts in her spare time. Her debut poetry collection We Might As Well Be Underwater will be published by Unsolicited Press in 2017.

August 1: Mark Lipman Features at Stone Soup Poetry


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 August 1, we welcome visiting poet Mark Lipman.

Mark Lipman, recipient of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award; founder of VAGABOND; a writer, poet, multi-media artist and activist, is the author of six books, most recently, Poetry for the Masses; and Global Economic Amnesty. Co-founder of the Berkeley Stop the War Coalition (USA), Agir Contre la Guerre (France) and Occupy Los Angeles, he has been an outspoken critic of war and occupation since 2001. Mark uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social issues that affect all of our lives, while building consciousness through the spoken word. Currently, he is a member of POWER (People Organized for Westside Renewal), Occupy Venice, the Revolutionary Poets Brigade, 100 Thousand Poets for Change and the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW). 

7/24/16

July 25: Widner Florestal Features at Stone Soup


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 July 25, young local poet Widner Florestal will be celebrating his first feature.
Widner Florestal was born in Haiti and raised in Cambridge, Massachusetts. "People get into writing to find a voice," says Florestal,"or express themselves some do it as a way of liberation. Deliverance from their personal demons. Other do it as a way of worship I started writing as a way of coping with the loss of someone close to me."

He describes himself as Influenced "by almost everything and anything. Really. Life, story, music. My past experiences. From being out in the streets and having to sleep in hotel lobbies, in basements, on friends couches."

In his past seven years of writing, Florestal has performed his poetry by himeslef and with the Harvard based group Speak Out Loud. He has perfored his work in Harvard University, the Haley House and First Baptist Church in Jamaica Plain. He is currently attending Quincy College for psychology, and business while putting together his first chapbook.

7/18/16

July 18: STONE SOUP OPEN MIC! ALL NIGHT






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 July 18, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. 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!

6/26/16

July 11: Dexter Garcia Feature/Book Release Party at Stone Soup


 

Stone Soup Poetry meets 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 July 11, we welcome back Dexter Garcia, who will be debuting her first collection of poetry. 

Dexter Garcia is a spoken word artist deeply involved in her home community of Lynn as a former member of and a Co-coach for the RAW elements Slam team. She is the author of For Blackmail: A Compilation of LOVE Poems. She has performed at some amazing events such as 2014 World Aids Day Boston and The American Voice 2015. Although a bit cynical Dexter considers herself a love poet. Her main goal is to give a little bit of her love to each audience member and hope they cultivate and grow it so they can spread it themselves. She believes cupid has no wings, just a few good poems.

6/25/16

July 4: No Stone Soup


Stone Soup is taking a week off and will not be meeting this 4th of July Monday.

Meet us back on Monday July 11 when we will be returning to celebrate the release of Dexter Garcia's new book.

June 27: STONE SOUP OPEN MIC! ALL NIGHT






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. Today on June 27, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. 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!

 

6/17/16

June 20: Toni Bee Features at Stone Soup


APOLOGIES FOR PREVIOUSLY LISTED TIME OF 7-9 PM.

Stone Soup Poetry meets 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 with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On June 20, we have the return of Cambridge figurehead Toni Bee.

Toni Bee is a poet, photographer, and one of the founders of Black Lives Matter in Cambridge. The community advocate and mother was the first elected female Poet Populist for the City of Cambridge (2011-2013) She received the 2011 YWCA Cambridge Outstanding Woman Award.

Bee led the Black Lives Matter in Cambridge march along with co-founders and teen leaders in January 2015. She served on the board of directors from 2013-2015 at Cambridge Community Television - after years of being a Neighbor Media journalist at the television station.

Her work has been featured in Oddball Magazine, Stone's Throw and was selected to be part of Best Indie Lit New England, Volume 2.

Toni has been a story teller and poetry facilitator involved with (CPAC) Citi Performing Arts Center; for one year as the Community Artist Fellow and every summer since as a City Spotlights Spoken Word Teaching Artist.