Simon Schattner Passes Away

Photo by Bill Perrault

Tom Tipton and Deb Priestly of the Out of the Blue Art Gallery report that Simon Schattner, musician, poet, Stone Soup regular and featured participant in the recent 35th Anniversary celebration of Stone Soup Poetry, has died from a heart attack.

Stone Soup will attempt to report more information as it becomes available. For many examples of his life's work, visit his website at http://www.simonschattner.net/


Coming Up at Stone Soup

Don't miss out on these upcoming features:

July 17th: Ryan "Rat" Travis presents his Halloween in July show.

July 24th: Sue Savoy, one of the Cantab's favorite open mikers, visits Stone Soup.

July 31st: Prabakar T. Rajan, open miker and member of the beloved Friends of Poety, features at Stone Soup for the first time.

August 7th: The Highway Poets make their annual visit.

August 14th: Nate Connors reads from his new book, Why Air Winks at Me.
August 14th: Nate Connors Features

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On August 14th, Stone Soup welcomes another member of the Friends of Poetry, Nate Connors.

Nate Connors is an actor/writer who recently published Why Air Winks at Me through Friends of Poetry. He is a graduate of the Emerson M.F.A. program and currently lives in Somerville. He thanks Sunny, Keith, Ron and Sue for their continual support and poetic guidance.


This is a love poem to
the girl I have not met
yet. She has a pair of dark
and wild eyes and a wreath
of flowers in her hair. No,
I think I saw her
today bright sunshine
in my eyes and song
in my head
as I drove to work. When the song was over
the sun dipped behind
a cloud and she
was gone. Even now
I could not tell
her name but it must be
rhythmic and round
on the lips. Rebecca. Yes,
her name must be Rebecca.

This is a poem to
Rebecca who I have not met
yet. And if today she raps on my door
to ask where everyone meets for lunch
to gossip like overgrown school children
and says “I’m Tina.” I will tell her
the truth and lie
August 7th: Highway Poets Feature

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On August 7th, The Highway poets visit Stone Soup, just one of their many stops in celebration of the Second Annual Biker Poetry Month.

Photos by Bill Perrault

K.Peddlar Bridges is the co-founder of the Biker Poets & Writers Association and founder of the ROADPOET online magazine. He also serves as a columnist for CT Cruise News and motorcyclegoodies.com. An occasional writing workshop teacher, his work has appeared in numerous publications and has made many radio and television appearances.

Marc D. Goldfinger has been published by Ibbetson Street Press, The Aurorean, Pegasus, The Boston Poet, Clamor magazine, Earth First! and the Crooked River Press among others. He is currently the poetry editor of Spare Change News, a paper put out for the benefit of homeless people. He is a counselor for people with Substance Use Disorders and some of his work has been used to augment courses at the University of Massachusetts in Boston.

Gypsypashn publishes in print and on the web regularly, she is well-known for her monthly column in New England's Motorcyclist Post. She and Colorado's Gypsyrose produce 'Biker Bits,' a daily Biker Rights e-zine. In 2004, Gypsypashn published A Samplng of Soul, a collection of poetry. She currently hosts a monthly reading at BestSeller's Cafe in Medford MA, Gypsypashn's Poetry Caravan.

Colorado T. Sky is the main co-founder of the Highway Poets MC and a lecturer at Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire. Sky has published several chap books as well as a perfect bound book of poetry and prose. He has been published in numerous magazines and journals and has won several literary awards. He has also recorded and produced numerous poetry CD's and cassettes. He is a house writer, poet and columnist for the Harley Rendezvous Motorcycle Rally in New York.



Tonight, David R. Surette, co-host of Bridgewater's Poetribe, reads.

The Poetribe anthology will also be available, as well as Surette's own book.
January 31: Prabakar T. Rajan Features

Photo by Chad Parenteau

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On July 31st, Stone Soup welcomes habitual open miker, occasonal feature, and longtime Friends of Poetry member Prabakar T. Rajan to read.

Prabakar T. Rajan was born at the Cantab sometime in 2003 and has since then continued, with audacity, to inflict his poems regularly on hapless audiences at the Cantab and the Brookline Booksmith. Neither Brockton nor East BridgeWater are safe from him. His only saving grace is that he has the good sense to truly enjoy the open mike at these and other venues, where he savors and steals from poets better than he. No true poet is safe from him. That could well be the most generous epitaph he merits.