September 17th: Joanna Nealon, James Van Looy and Carol Weston Celebrate Jack Powers' Birthday

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. While the Boston poetry scene will have just celebrated Jack Powers birthday, on September 17th, the Stone Soup venue takes it's turn in honoring the founder of Stone Soup with three poets who will pay tribute to his life and the history of the Stone Soup venue.

Joanna Nealon has five published books: The Lie And I, Poems Of The Zodiac, Cosmic Trend, Said The Sage, The Fourth Kingdom, and Living It. Her poems have appeared in Stone Soup Quarterly, Stone Soup Gazette, The Aurorean, Medaphors, Ibbetson Street, and the anthology, We Speak For Peace.

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James Van Looy became involved with Stone Soup in the mid-70's when he lived on Beacon Hill, seeing performers such as Bill Barnum and Brother Blue. He studied mime for eight years with the Mirage Movement Theatre, eventually becoming a member of the troupe. He is currently the co-Artistic Director of Cosmic Spelunker Theatre.

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As part of Stone Soup, Carol Weston has given readings alongside such individuals as Jack Powers, Allen Ginsberg, and John Wieners. Her chapbook, Spirals, Whorls, Sutures, Septa, was published by Stone Soup.