10/9/19

New Broadside Available Tonight


Stone Soup is proud to present  this broadside by April Penn, created through Zachary Bos of Pen and Anvil Press and available tonight for  April March Penn's feature. Stay tuned for more announcements with Pen & Anvil.


9/30/19

Bil Lewis to Receive the 2018 Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize


The Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize was created in 2009 by Sophia Marshall in conjunction with Jack Powers and Margaret Nairn.

For 2018 we have selected Bil Lewis. We are grateful for his ongoing contributions to the Stone Soup open mic in it's multiple locations this year.

We hope you will be able to attend the full night of celebration at Stone Soup this Wednesday on October 2, when they'll be presented their prize by Sophia Marshall, who is also that night's featured poet.

9/23/19

October 16: Stratusfier Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup 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. On October 16, we welcome Stratusfier as he graces the Stone Soup stage for the first time.

Rapper, Poet, Old Soul, and Positive Thinker. This is Stratusfier. A soul-traveling artist that uses rap and poetry to condense light after exploring his own darkness. He has been a coach for the 2016 UMass Boston CUPSI team. He has been published in Oddball Magazine. His features include Comic-Con, Rapping with the Writers, and The Monson Free Library. He can be followed on Social media IG: @thestratusfier; on FB: Arthur Stratusfier Williams or The Stratusfier.

October 9: April March Penn at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup 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. On October 9, April serves dual purpose as both featured poet and tarot reader for this special night in October.

April March Penn is a queer poet who visits Anne Sexton's grave and conducts tarot readings for real and imaginary friends. She is the founder of Ram’s Head Tarot, a Boston-based tarot reading business, and is also the co-author, along with Suzanne O'Toole, of A Tarot Reading Guide for the Haunted Poet. April March's work explores the dissolution of self, relationships, and reality. Her poetry is published in The Offing, The Fem, Prickly Pear, Maps for Teeth, Oddball Magazine, Provocateur, and other literary journals.



October 2: Sophia Marshall to Feature and Present the Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize


Stone Soup 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. On October 2, Sophia Marshall returns to feature and present the Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize, an award for a distinguished open micer she helped to co-establish with Jack Powers and Margaret Nairn. The winner will be announced at a later date.

Sophia Marshall is a perceptual poet, characterized by her treatment of the senses. She is a credentialed journalist and music critic, as well as a poet, with credits in several jazz journals and other music publications. She has a blog, The Flash Boston (theflashboston.com), covering local music and culture. She lives in Boston.

September 28: Poetry In The Park for Cambridge Arts Open Studios



LET Fine Art & SpokenWord reign with Toni Bee - Cambridge's First Female Poet Populist & the Inaugural Poetry Ambassador !

Enjoy the 11th Annual Cambridge Arts Open Studios at POETRY IN THE PARK
- ADDRESS 12 Boardman St. in Cambridge - off Broadway - a few blocks from Central Square

- OPEN MIC - hosted by TONI BEE read poetry/ sing a song / read from your book / freeStyle rap..mumble too

- FINE ART by MICHAEL TALBOT graduate of Lesley University / Illustrators of the Future award winner

WILL SERVE - smiles, fruit, rice n' beans, drinks, plus an ACTIVITY TABLE for your creative energy

CELEBRATE ART WITH US😄

No Stone Soup Poetry on September 25


Stone Soup is taking this Wednesday off. Be sure to return on October 2 as we feature Gordon Marshall and the winner of the Jack Powers Stone Soup Savor Poetry Prize.

9/11/19

September 18: Cat Dossett Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup 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. On September 18, we continue to celebrate our new location with new words from new voices, starting with poet and artist Cat Dossett.

Cat Dossett is an illustrator and writer based in Boston, MA. She is current Chapbooks Editor of Pen & Anvil Press and has two chapbooks of her own: Laika, about the first dog in space, and Vessel, a slice-of-life comic about a break-up. Her illustrations and writing appear in NERObooks, BURN, Hawk & Whippoorwill, and Sobotka. Find her on social media at @aboutadaughter.

9/4/19

September 11: Martha Boss Features at Stone Soup's New Day and Location!


As of September, Stone Soup Poetry has a new day and location. Starting on September 11, Stone Soup will meet 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.

On September 11, we welcome Martha Boss as the inaugural feature for your new location. It was Martha's family who was vital in arranging for Stone Soup and Fort Point to discuss working together. As a longtime member of Boston's poetry community and the author of two collections (Twine by March Hare Press and Prayer: Fix My Set from Oddball Magazine Publishing), it's fitting that she be the feature to help start a new era of Stone Soup.

As Martha writes in her bio:

Poetry is:
poetry is a life-saver
really;
read it.
or write it.
or just thinking about.
or don't
it's music.
write it 'til it
sings to you.

September 5: No Stone Soup This Week. Join Us on September 11


On August 29, Stone Soup Poetry had it's last gathering at St. Paul's Cathedral. We are taking a break post labor day.

Stone Soup will be meeting every Wednesday from 6;30 to 8:30 starting next week on September 11. More details will be coming.

8/27/19

August 29: Stone Soup's FINAL Gathering at St. Paul's Cathedral with Ryan "Rat" Travis



For the past year, Stone Soup has mets every Thursday from 6:30 to 8:30 on 138 Tremont Street in St. Paul's Cathedral's Lawrence room (past the receptionist area after entering the cathedral on the right-side entrance). On August 29, Stone Soup says good by to St. Paul's with a feature by Ryan Travis before we begin meeting in a new location on a new day.
Ryan "Rat" Travis is a Stone Soup veteran with about 20 years in the open mic scene. A modern American haiku master, Rat completed the daunting task of writing 1000 haiku in 100 days. His latest chapbook, Creature Double Feature, is the third in his haiku of horror series snd is a homage to giant monster movies. By day, Rat is an English teacher and during the month of October he can be found scaring the crap out of people with his wife at Fright Kingdom.

Stone Soup's New Day, New Location


Stone Soup's FINAL gathering at the Cathedral of Saint Paul will be this Thursday on August 29.

Stone Soup gatherings will start up  again every WEDNESDAY starting on September 11 from 6:30 to 8:30 at the Assemblage Gallery at 70(a) Sleeper Street, a part of the Fort Point Arts Community. Email me if you want to be a part of that first day.

For more information, click the link here.

8/21/19

August 30: Memorial for Bill Barnum


There will be a celebration of Bill Barnum's life held by his family at the First Parish in Brookline (382 Walnut Street in Pierce Hall) on Friday August 30 from 11:15 AM to 1:30 PM. Those interested in attending can join the event's Facebook page here.

To quote the event page:


The service will last approximately an hour, 11:15-12:15, followed by a reception with tea, coffee, and light refreshments. Family and friends will share memories of Bill and selected poems.

There will be dancing!

Please join us in honoring Bill's shining spirit, his artistry, and his love. All are welcome.

Because people may have a hard time taking time off of work for the event (or have other Labor Day weekend plans), Stone Soup will plan a follow-up tribute in September. There will be more updates soon.