August 27th: Anne Brudevold Features

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 August 27th, Stone Soup introduces poet, fiction writer, and editor of the upcoming journal Eden Waters Press, Anne Brudevold.

Anne Brudevold has taught writing at UMASS Amherst, Westfield State College, Holyoke Community College, and creative writing at SUNY Stonybrook. She was co-poetry editor of the internationally distributed journal Peregrine. Her poetry and fiction have been accepted in Poets On:, Onthebus, Windhorse, Small Pond, Pleaides, Black Bough, Mississippi Review, Bagelbards Anthology #2, Ibbetson Street, Wilderness House Literary Review, and others.

Wilderness House Literary Review
is featuring a serial version of her novel Hunter Moon, and plans to publish the full length version in print. She was runner up for Best Short Story in The Optimist, a newspaper of Western MA. She publishes The Eden River Press, which has done a chapbook, and has an anthology and several chapbooks in the works. A sample poem follows below.

Near East

we begin the early morning digging in Judea
under a sky of dim, the dullest saphire
and ochre stars, we work a half-dug empire
suddenly in one small hour
dawn! the sun's rays rake an old design
lend the earth colors veined like mines
our ditches hesitate, then catch fire
ancient roads lighten, slowly wind
to nearest nearest east; these acres bloom
infant bones in urns of metal flame
priestess crowns, warrior swords, tooled sheeep bones
dried flowers for a camel with no name
in their stony birth pits they reach to sing
newly rising Solomon, copper king

Click here to visit Eden Waters Press.