6/29/15

July 6: Colin Killick Features at Stone Soup

Photo by Marshall Goff
 Moving forward, 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 6,Colin Killick features at Stone Soup for the first time.

Colin Killick is a poet and community organizer based in Somerville, MA. His work has been published in FreezeRay and Oddball Magazine, and he's featured at venues across MA and RI including The Lizard Lounge, If You Can Feel It,You Can Speak It, and theMassArt Poetry Alliance. When not performing poetry, he advocates for the civil rights of people with disabilities, and obsesses needlessly over the wording and tone of his bio.

6/8/15

June 29: Ron Goba Features at Stone Soup


Moving forward, 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 June 29, we are thrilled to host the return of poet, teacher and former doorman to The Cantab open mic, Ron Goba.

Ron Goba is the author of such collections as The Music Box, The Custom of Quoting Someone, and Collage As Silkscreen. For several years, he was known as the doorman for the weekly Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab. In 2011, he released Swan Song, a small collection of poems, to coincide with his reading at the Cantab on the eve of his birthday. In 2012, his work was included in Songs of Innocence and Sam Adams, a collection of poems co-authored by Prabakar T. Rajan. This year, Ron has featured at Arts at The Armory and The Cantab Lounge reading poems created specifically for each event. This June, he will be performing poems specifically created for Stone Soup Poetry.

June 22: PunQrose Features



Moving forward, 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 June 22, be in the audience for PunQrose, who will be having her debut feature at Stone Soup.

PunQrose was seeded and watered in Boston, MA. She has always had an unquenched thirst for social justice and peace for all living beings. As a young, black womyn, she has been granted with both a gift and a curse as she sees the world from the bottom and to left of the spectrum. She lives for all of the other afro-punks, misfits, outcasts, the awkward and for those who stay woke. She is a hopeless romantic who believes in everlasting love. She is a certified crazy cat lady who would rather be a cat mom than a human mom. She loves good herb, hot beverages, cute socks that don’t match, and the colors purple and turquoise are her favorite. She practices Nichiren Bhuddism as she believes all humans have the innate capacity to reach their greatest potential. Stalk her on instagram @punqros3.

June 15: Ralph Pennel Features at Stone Soup



Moving forward, 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 June 15, we will be visited by Ralph Pennel.
 
Ralph Pennel is the author of A World Less Perfect for Dying In, published by Cervena Barva Press. His writing has appeared in The Cape Rock, Ropes, Open to Interpretation, Ibbetson Street, The Smoking Poet, Unbound Press, Monologues From the Road, Right Hand Pointing, and various other journals in the U.S. and abroad. He has also published reviews with Rain Taxi Review of Books.  Ralph teaches literature for Bunker Hill Community College and poetry at Bentley University. He has been a guest lecturer at Emerson College and served as the judge for the 2013, WLP Dean’s Prize for Emerson. He is a founding editor and the fiction editor for the online literary magazine, Midway Journal (www.midwayjournal.com), published out of St. Paul, Minnesota. Ralph Pennel lives and writes in Somerville, Massachusetts, and was a finalist for the Poet Laureate of Somerville in 2014.

REMEMBER NEW TIME: June 8: Extended Open Mic at Stone Soup

In the past, Stone Soup Poetry has met from 8-10 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. 

As of June 1st, Stone Soup now meets at the gallery at the new time of 7-9 PM. 

Tonight, on June 8, we will have an extended open mic, with our first June feature scheduled for June 15.  More information to come soon.

Visit the Stone Soup web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com/

5/31/15

June 1: Stone Soup Poetry Slam

 NEW TIME!

Stone Soup Poetry meets tonight 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 June 1, we welcome the first slam Stone Soup has sponsored in almost two decades.

Come and join us Stone Soup's first Poetry Slam @ Out of The Blue Gallery located at 541 Mass Ave. Cambridge, MA right at the Central Square Red Line Train Station.

The Deal: 12 poets, 3 rounds, 5 judges, and amazing poetry. There will be a $50.00 cash prize.

If you think you got what it takes, then step to the Stone Soup Mic and just, just: Just Slam!!

5/22/15

May 25: A Tribute to Lawrence Carradini by Meg Smith

Stone Soup Poetry meets tonight from 8-10 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 May 25, Meg Smith celebrates the life of fellow poet and husband, the late Lawrence Carradini.
Lawrence Carradini was a scientist, poet, and longtime resident of Lowell, Massachusetts. The author of Burning Heads, he joined the board of directors of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!, which plans a festival each year in honor of Lowell-born writer Jack Kerouac. For six years, he served as the organization’s board president. He passed away in May 2014. As we celebrate Stone Soup's anniversary this May, we mark his passing as May comes to a close.




Meg Smith writes and publishes poetry, fiction, articles, essays, and arts and entertainment reviews. She is the editor of Red Eft, a publication of speculative literature and art and for four years was editor and publisher of The Banshee, a zine based in Lowell, Mass. honored by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

She frequently appears at poetry readings throughout the area and have hosted numerous open mics and have produced several literary events -- including events combining my passion for literature and Middle Eastern dance.

She served for 14 years on the planning committee and board of directors of the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! festival honoring Lowell, Mass. author and native son Jack Kerouac.

Visit the Poet's web site.


5/18/15

May 18: Extended Open Mic at stone Soup

 
In the past, Stone Soup Poetry has met from 8-10 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. Beginning June 1st, Stone Soup will be meeting at the gallery at the new time of 7-9 PM. Because there was some question of Stone Soup attending the gallery, a feature was not scheduled tonight.

On June 1, Stone Soup will be hosting a well-attended slam night. We urge those who have not attended Stone Soup before to come tonight to get acquainted with the gallery tonight on May 18. More shows will be added in the coming days.

5/8/15

May 11: Chad Parenteau Features



Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 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 May 11, long-time Stone Soup host Chad Parenteau will read from a selection of his "Jesus Poems" manuscript, many of which have not be seen or heard.

Chad Parenteau is a poet living in Boston.  He hosts the weekly Stone Soup Poetry series in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  His book, Patron Emeritus, was released from FootHills Publishing in June of 2013. He has had work recently published in Amethyst Arsenic and the anthology Uncommon Core: Contemporary Poems for Learning and Living. He serves as Associate editor to the online journal Oddball Magazine, recently taking a part co-hosting the Oddball Show podcast.

4/27/15

May 4: Toni Bee Features

Photo by Selena Brooks-Yard

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 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 May 4, Stone Soup celebrates its forty-fourth anniversary beginning with a much anticipated feature by former Cambridge Poet Populist 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.
https://www.cctvcambridge.org/user/tonibee

Since 2012, 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.