3/31/20

April 1: Stone Soup Open Mic on Zoom! Celebrate National Poetry Month with Us


Stone Soup will be offering an online open mic via  Zoom for anyone interested. The open mic will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 on Wednesday, April 1, and you can join us from the comfort of your own home.

Download the Zoom App for free.

Join host Chad Parenteau this Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM via this link.

The meeting ID is 287-429-693

Password: stonesoup

Email the host at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com with any questions.


3/24/20

March 25: Stone Soup Open Mic on Zoom! Fill Our Virtual Seats!


Stone Soup will be offering an online open mic via  Zoom for anyone interested. The open mic will take place from 7:00 to 9:00 on Wednesday, March 24, and you can join us from the comfort of your own home.

Download the Zoom App for free.

Join host Chad Parenteay this Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 PM via this link.

The meeting ID is 121-400-176

Password: stonesoup

Email chad at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com with any questions.


3/11/20

March 11: No Stone Soup Tonight or the Rest of March


Due to the recent State of Emergency, Stone Soup is cancelling tonight's open mic. Stay tuned for more detailed information on when Stone Soup will meet again.

1/24/20

June 10: Alexis Ivy Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On June 10, we welcome back Alexis Ivy, who will be reading from her latest book, Taking the Homeless Census.

Alexis Ivy is a 2018 recipient of the Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship in Poetry. Her first poetry collection, Romance with Small-Time Crooks was published in 2013 by BlazeVOX [books]. Her second collection, Taking the Homeless Census won the Editors Prize at Saturnalia Books and was published in 2019. A Boston native, her poems have been displayed in City Hall and featured by Mass Poetry aboard the red line subway. Her work has appeared in Sugar house Review, Borderlands, Worcester Review, Lake Effect, Poet Lore, Saranac Review, among other magazines and anthologies. She works as an advocate for the homeless in Cambridge and teaches in the PoemWorks community.

May 27: James Van Looy Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On May 27, we conclude our 49th anniversary month with James Van Looy, who will perform Edgar Allen Poe's "A Descent Into The Maelstrom" using his trademark combination of poetry, mime, dance and song.

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.  In the early 2000's, he was one-third to the performance troupe Cosmic Spelunker Theater alongside Ian Thal and Bill Barnum.

His poetry has been anthologized in Stone's Throw, Spoonful, Fresh Broth and 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 and is the author of It's All One Thing, a weekly poem column for Oddball Magazine.

1/3/20

April 22: Genie Santiago Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Update: Cancelled due to COVID-19-related gallery shutdown. New date to be announced.

Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. Join us on April 22 as we welcome noted performer Genie Santiago to our venue.

Described as spiritual and sensual, Genie Santiago is a Boston based singer, poet and visual artist. Her art draws from her experience growing up in poverty as a Queer Latina. Genie is unafraid to empower others to overcome trauma, decolonize the mind, promote sexual freedom, and stray from the ideals of self-hatred that society places upon us. She can be found blessing many stages performing originals from her EP, Know Your Worth, and her newest single, "Spirit Party".

April 18: Stone Soup Joins the Cambridge Poetry MashUp




Update: Postponed due to COVID-19-related gallery shutdown. New date to be announced.


On April 18, Stone Soup Poetry joins Toni Bee to take part in the Poetry MashUp at the Cambridge YWCA on 7 Temple Street. There will be an open mic and workshop, along with a host of other readers.

Please join Toni Bee on any of the dates below. Let her know you're coming on the event's Facebook page and consider joining donating to the GoFundMe to help fully realize this month-long event.

COME & ENJOY The Cambridge Poetry MashUp during National Poetry Month. The MashUps are a series of FREE events celebrating diverse poets living & engaging in our City. We are Supported by YWCA Cambridge & The Cambridge Arts Council.

POETS in THE LINE UP: Ashley Rose / Chad Parenteau / Black Byrd / Gilmore Tamny / Charles Coe / Jason Wright / Jean Dany Joachim / Cole Rodriguez, and many others.....!

Toni Bee is Founder & Curator of the MashUp. She's also a Cambridge Poet Populist emeritus & Poetry Ambassador. Bee says, "These are important times when a host of Artistic Voice & Expression need to be heard."

 SHARE WITH US!

FOUR EVENT DATES:
WED. April 8, 6-10PM, The Poetry MashUp @ The Middle East SONIA

SAT. April 11, 12-4PM, MashUp @ The Moses, The Moses Youth Center

SAT. April 18, 3-6PM, The Open Mic MashUp @ YWCA Cambridge

THUR. April 30, 5:30-8:30PM The MultiLingual MashUp @ Cambridge Public Library Main Branch

HEAR poetry/songs/rap/storytelling from Youth, teens, adults, and elders, Of all cultures, genders, & languages. ENJOY Poetry with US. 

12/31/19

March 18: Pam Rosenblatt Returns to Stone Soup Poetry



Update: Cancelled due to COVID-19-related gallery shutdown. New date to be announced.

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On March 18, we welcome Pam Rosenblatt back to Stone Soup's stage on the eve of her new chapbook, Simply Poems, being published.

"As a poet, I write poems about a diverse topics that range from the philosophy of words to a doe that leaps to abstract art to a letter to the U.S.A. When I am not crafting a poem, I practice on my acoustic guitar or sketch on a sketchpad. I have worked as an arts editor for an online literary magazine, as arts reporter for local weekly newspaper and as assistant editor for an international literary editor. My poetry and articles have been published online and in poetry journals. Besides Simply Poems, I wrote two other chapbooks: On How to Read - The Manual (Ibbetson Press, Somerville, MA, 2008) and And the birds still fly (Eden Waters Press, Boston, MA, 2012)."

March 4: Skoot Mosby Returns to Stone Soup


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On March 4 we welcome back the talented Skoot Mosby, who has continued to support Stone Soup on stage and behind the scenes as our talent scout.

Skoot Mosby 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 3x Semi finalist National Slam Team. Skoot has also served as a member of the Compassionate Poets and an assistant facilitator for Writers Without Margins.

12/30/19

February 27: John Lane Features at Stone Soup Poetry




Updated with New Date due to Scheduling conflict!

Stone Soup Poetry Normally meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. This coming Thursday, on February 27, Stone Soup welcomes local poet John Lane, who will be celebrating the release of his newest collection, dry stick prayer.

A keen explorer of the juxtaposed words of life's mundane sacraments, John Lane has observed poetry to follow him at the discrete distance of a mocking cloud.

A now sober elf, there is no need to offer him drink or food; he had an apple on the train.

February 19: Black Byrd hosts All-Open Mic at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On February 19, join us for a special all-open mic as hosted by local poet on the rise, Black Byrd

More information coming.

February 12: Damon Features at Stone Soup Poetry





Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On February 12, Stone Soup welcomes another exciting new voice to our podium. Read below to find out more about the poet Damon. 

"My name is Damon, I’m an old soul living in young man’s body. Thoughts flow through mind a thousand miles a minute. I’m honest person who lives my truth and not a shame of it. My poetry comes from observational point of view, life experiences, and the vibes around me. Poetry to me opens the soul to learn, to feel, to manifest one’s inner self. I am the truth of reality, I am prophet."

February 5: Rachael Hershon Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. We kick off February 5 with Rachael Hershon, who reads at Stone Soup Poetry for the first time.

Rachael Hershon's work has appeared in Amaryllis Poetry, Bop Dead City, and Random Sample Review, among others. Her work largely revolves around the themes of home, family, and sexuality. She is originally from Framingham and currently teaches English in the greater Boston area.

January 29: David P. Miller Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated.On January 29, we welcome back David Miller as he reads from his brand new collection.

David P. Miller’s collection, Sprawled Asleep, was published in late 2019 by Nixes Mate Books. His chapbook, The Afterimages, was published by Červená Barva Press. His poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, Hawaii Pacific Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, poems2go, riverbabble, Nixes Mate Review, The Lily Poetry Review, Peacock Journal, Redheaded Stepchild, The Blue Pages, and What Rough Beast, among others. He is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets. 

His poem “Add One Father to Earth” was awarded an Honorable Mention by Robert Pinsky for the New England Poetry Club's 2019 Samuel Washington Allen Prize competition. With a background in experimental theater before turning to poetry, David was a member of the multidisciplinary Mobius Artists Group of Boston for 25 years. He was a librarian at Curry College in Massachusetts, from which he retired in June 2018.

January 22: Stone Soup All-Open Mic



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. Join us on January 22 for our first all-open mic of the year.

Bring your winter poems!

Your anti-winter poems!

Your poems about the impeachment!

About the Virginia rally!

About whatever you like!

Winter madness and cabin fever isn't going to cure itself!

See you tonight!


January 15: Terry Orlando Jones Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated.On January 15, we welcome the multi-talented veteran performer Terry Orlando Jones to the podium.

Terry “Orlando” Jones, a native of Dorchester, is a man of many talents and has been involved in the music business for over 15 years. Terry is musically inclined and has a very strong musical background. He is very skillful, and talented when it comes to his music. “Music is the love of his life and is energy for his soul."