2/15/18

May 24: Meg Smith 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. On May 24, Meg Smith helps to celebrate Stone Soup Poetry's forty-seventh year of existance and the release of her new poetry collection, Dear Deepest Ghost.

 It will now be free to attend the open mic and/or feature, but we encourage you to bring cash so we can "pass the hat" for our feature. We also recommend you support Brew on the Grid by at least buying one drink out of gratitude for their hospitality.

 Meg Smith is a poet, journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass. In addition to Poetry Bay, her poems have appeared in The Cafe Review, The Offering, Astropoetica, Illumen, Dreams & Nightmares, the Dwarf Stars anthology of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association and many more. She is a past board member of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! and produces the Edgar Allan Poe Show, honoring Poe's presence in Lowell, Mass. 

Dear Deepest Ghost is the second book of poetry by Meg Smith. It includes new works as well as poems previously published in Pudding, Poetry Bay, The Cafe Review, Dreams & Nightmares, the Dwarf Stars Anthology of the Science Fiction and Fantasy Poetry Association, and many more.

2/13/18

March 9: Julia Carlson and Lee Varon Feature 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. On March 9, Stone Soup regulars Julia Carlson and Lee Varon celebrate the release of their new poetry collections. 

 It will now be free to attend the open mic and/or feature, but we encourage you to bring cash so we can "pass the hat" for our feature. We also recommend you support Brew on the Grid by at least buying one drink out of gratitude for their hospitality.

Julia Carlson Graduate of Boston University & the University of Toulouse-le-Mirail, France, studied Philosophy & Linguistics. Also, MSW, Boston University, worked as a clinical social worker until retirement a few years ago. 1st Fiction Editor of the Wilderness House LIterary Review, & editor of Bagel Bards Anthology V. Poetry in many small presses, e.g., Ibbetson House, Wilderness House Literary Review, Lyrical Somerville, Fresh! Magazine, & Muddy River Poetry Review. Davis Kidd Poetry Award, 2001; Winner, PoetryKit Spring Competition, 2017. Chapbooks: Turn of the Century, (Cloudkeeper Press, 2008) & Drift (March Hare Press,2012), Most recently, Prayer for the Misbegotten. (Oddball Press, 2017). A Cantabrigian, I like reading, art, rock n roll, & a wee dram on a cold night.

Lee Varon is a social worker and writer. Her chapbook Affairs Run In The Family was published by Finishing Line Press. She won the 2017 Sunshot prize for poetry and her upcoming book Shot In The Head will be published by New Millennium Writings this spring. She is currently working on another book of poetry, The Addict’s Mother.

February 22: Jamilla Bailey Features at Stone Soup Poetry


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. On February 22, Jamilla Bailey visits us to celebrate her new poetry collection Black Girls Burn Blue.

 It will now be free to attend the open mic and/or feature, but we encourage you to bring cash so we can "pass the hat" for our feature. We also recommend you support Brew on the Grid by at least buying one drink out of gratitude for their hospitality.

Jamilla “JB” Bailey is a pro-black feminist from Boston whose recent collection Black Girls Burn Blue deals with the weight of depression, blackness, and femaleness through raw accounts of her own experiences. As the former editor of, The Elephant Literary Magazine and a student at UMass Boston’s English Master’s program, Jamilla is dedicated to studying poetry as a professional art form, with hopes of owning her own printing press.

February 15: Stone Soup All Open Mic Night

Marty says: All are invited! Art by Whiskey Radish. 

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 continue to gather at our new home on February 15 with an all-open mic. Bring your poetry, music, monologues, or whatever else you would like to share with an audience.

 For all-open mic nights, we ask that you support Brew on the Grid by at least buying one drink out of gratitude for their hospitality. We will also "pass the hat" for Brew on the Grid's closing staff. 

2/5/18

February 8: Skoot Features at Stone Soup Poetry


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. On February 8, we are visited by Joseph 'Skoot" Mosby. 

 It will now be free to attend the open mic and/or feature, but we encourage you to bring cash so we can "pass the hat" for our feature. We also recommend you support Brew on the Grid by at least buying one drink out of gratitude for their hospitality.

Skoot is a heavy hitting poet. As the Poetry Club president and the face of Roxbury Community College he has created many successful events, such as No Filter, Man vs. Police, and What That Mouth Do. Skoot is taking the poetry world by storm with his freestyle abilities on the mic. Skoot has featured at Rapping With The Writers, Comic Con, Roxbury Rocks, Art is Life Itself, Hope Inc., Verbalization, Lizard Lounge and Stone Soup. In a major addition to his features, Skoot has been a three time Semi finalist and a Finalist for the Lizard Lounge National slam team.

1/25/18

February 1: Mark Lipman 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. On February 1, poet and activist Mark Lipman visits us again.

 It will now be free to attend the open mic and/or feature, but we encourage you to bring cash so we can "pass the hat" for our feature. We also recommend you support Brew on the Grid by at least buying one drink out of gratitude for their hospitality.

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).


1/24/18

January 25: Stone Soup All Open Mic Night



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 continue to gather at our new home on January 25 with an all-open mic. Bring your poetry, music, monologues, or whatever else you would like to share with an audience.

 For all-open mic nights, we ask that you support Brew on the Grid by at least buying one drink out of gratitude for their hospitality. We will also "pass the hat" for Brew on the Grid's closing staff. 

 

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.