Jack Powers, founder. Photo by Bill Perrault.

About The Venue

Stone Soup was founded over thirty years ago by the Boston poet Jack Powers. Though it's origins are firmly footed in the Beats (highlights over the years have included Gregory Corso, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Allen Ginsberg, and local figure John Wieners), the weekly gathering has included all styles of poetry at one time or another. With the publication of a recent anthology and the hosting and recording of the series being carried on faithfully by such notable figures as Bill Perrault, Stone Soup will continue to invite, seek out and feature the most interesting voices in the Boston area and beyond.

Stone Soup has been held in many places over the years. It's current home resides in the Out Of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge, Massachusetts 02139 (not far from the Central Square Red Line T stop). Stone Soup runs every Monday from 8-10 p.m. (sign-up for the open mike is at 7:30). A donation of four dollars is requested. All money goes to the gallery, and the feature poets do not currently profit from a reading (unless they have books to sell).

To be considered for a Stone Soup feature contact us at stonesouppoetry@yahoo.com. For more information about the Out of the Blue Art Gallery and its many other events, visit their site here.