10/8/17

October 30: Stone Soup Poetry Presents an Open Mic and Workshop



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On October 30, we offer not only an open mic but a poetry workshop for everyone interested.

Please bring a poem of any form and style no more than 1-2 pages. Bring up to 10 copies of your poem to share with the group, and be prepared to share your thoughts on each others work. If you have trouble printing your work, you can email it to me before 5:00 Monday at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com


October 23: Timothy Gager! Yuyutsu RD Sharma! Eternal Snow Release Party!


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 October 23, not only does Timothy Gager returns to our podium with a new collection, but he also brings along Yuyutsu RD Sharma, who has released his latest anthology Eternal Snow, a collection that also includes work by Gager. It's a double reading and a release party all in one!


Timothy Gager is the author of thirteen books of short fiction and poetry. Chief Jay Strongbow is Real (Big Table Publishing) is his first book of poetry in four years. He's hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001 and was the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.

He has had over 400 works of fiction and poetry published and of which eleven have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.


Yuyutsu RD Sharma is an internationally acclaimed South Asian poet and translator. He is also the recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.

He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, (2008, Reprint, 2012).

His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.




October 16: Margie Shaheed 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 October 16, Margie Shaheed is our out of town feature for October.

Margie Shaheed is a community poet, writer, and teaching artist. Her work has appreared recently in Mad River Review, Bookends Review and Mom Egg Review. She has four chapbooks in print: Dream Catchers, Playground, Onomonopeia and Mosaic. She is also the author of the nonfiction piece Tongue Shakers: interviews and narratives on speaking mother tongue in a multicultural society published by Hamilton Books 2017.


October 9: 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 October 9, 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!

10/2/17

October 2: 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 October 2, 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!

9/25/17

September 25: 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 September 25, 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!

9/15/17

September 18: 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 September 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. 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!

9/11/17

September 11: James Van Looy 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 September 11, we welcome James Van Looy to the feature stage.

James Van Looy has been a fixture in Boston’s poetry venues since the 1970s. He performed with the Mirage Mime Theater from 1980 to 1987 during which time he also taught classes offered by Mirage. From 1987 to 1988 he was a member of the Collective Mime. His poetry has been anthologized in Out of the Blue Writers Unite. He has run poetry workshops for Boston area homeless people at Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House since 1992 and regularly reads at Bay State Prison as part of their poetry program. Currently, Van Looy leads the Labyrinth Creative Movement Workshop. He is the writer of It's All One Thing, a poem column for Oddball Magazine.

9/4/17

September 4: No Stone Soup Tonight



Stone Soup will resume next Monday on September 11.

8/27/17

August 28: 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 August 28, 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!