11/16/17

November 27: Elizabeth Gordon McKim Features at Stone Soup



For the past few years, Stone Soup Poetry has met 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 November 27, we will hold our final feature at Out of The Blue in it's current location, as the gallery is now forced to move. We go out in style with the help of Elizabeth Gordon McKim. We hope you are able to make it to this send off.

Elizabeth Gordon McKim is a poet, multi media performance artist, and intergenerational teacher of poetry. Her roots are in the oral tradition of song story and poem. She has published five books of poetry, the latest being The Red Thread, as well as publishing poems in many journals anthologies and reviews . McKim taught as adjunct professor for forty years at Lesley University where she is considered to be one of the Pioneer artists in the Expressive Arts Movement . Elizabeth is poet laureate of the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She calls home a loft in a renovated shoe factory in Lynn Ma. where she is known as the ”Jazz Poet of Lynn.”


11/15/17

November 20: Krystal Spencer and Curtis Luke Feature at Stone Soup

For the past few years, Stone Soup Poetry has met 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 November 20, Krystal Spencer helps provide one of our last features at the Out of The Blue at it's current location. 



Krystal Spencer

Boston bred, vegan fed, Jesus loving Nubian Queen. Number five of seven children. Dislikes cilantro, Brussel sprouts, beets, cauliflower and mean people.

Allergic to almond butter. Loves food, roller skating, salsa dancing, volunteering, traveling, crossword puzzles, learning new languages, music and watching Jane Austen movies.

I began performing poetry publicly in 2013, although I’ve been writing since High School. A friend invited me to her Creative Writing class after school at Umass Boston. From there I began to write more and it became therapy for me to deal with the challenges of life, i.e, peer pressure (drugs, sex, alcohol), domestic violence, depression, heart break, fear, doubts, self-esteem issues, etc.

Now I realize it’s a gift that God has blessed me with. And I hope by sharing it, others may be blessed, healed and inspired.



Curtis Luke

The product of things forced to live together in an imperfect harmony – and the beauty, confusion, and hilarity that results from such an arrangement.

A mathematician at heart and an engineer by trade, I’ve resorted to using words to express what I feel and observe culturally (being Southern born to Caribbean parents and raised in the Boston suburbs), philosophically (the nature of God, intellectual and emotional knowledge, truth, the value of things) and emotionally (love, fear, hope, peace)

I typically organize my musing within a loose framework of different mathematical disciplines including:
·         Algebra (identity, uniqueness, ideals, ring theory, field extensions)
·         Combinatorics (counting principles and partitioning, recurrence functions)
·         Calculus (integration, differentiation, evaluation)
·         …and more!

I hold a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern in 2004 and when I’m not writing poems I love to travel to other cultures (near and far), play and watch basketball, and search for the missing operating instructions that should’ve come with the teenage girl in our house.


11/13/17

November 13: 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 November 13, 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!

11/6/17

November 6: 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 November 6, 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!

10/8/17

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.


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!