January 29th: Adam Thielker Returns

Photo by Bill Perrault

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 January 29th, open mike faithful Adam Thielker returns to Stone Soup for another well-deserved feature. His first Chapbook, Rat Tar Art, will be availabe the day of the feature.

Adam Thielker has written and performed his own poetry in Cambridge since 2002. He started reading at the Cantab's Boston Poetry Slam, but does not slam. He just reads. The first evening he came to Stone Soup at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, both Jack Powers and Bill Barum recited while lying on the floor, under the watchful eye of Bill Perrault and his video camera. He felt he had found a home. Shortly afterward, Bill Perrault asked him to feature.

Within a year, a feature at the Cantab followed, as well as a further feature at Stone Soup at the request of Chad Parenteau. Now with the arrival of Rat Tar Art, just in time for a third Stone Soup Feature, the public at large may take his work home and put it on their own shelves.

A sample poem follows below:

The First Christmas
After The Last Supper

Across the air
The hungry band
In every town around
On empty pots and pans
Make empty clang
To Justice.
Where is justice?

Their hungry songs
Loudly din
Beat by empty spoons
Herding the echoes
Into the square.
Where is the King?
Where is supper?

--Adam Thielker