11/26/07

Correction, November 26th, Christopher Glenn 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 November 26th, we welcome the debut feature of open mike regular Christopher Glenn.

Christopher Glenn, commonly known in the Boston poetry scene as "Chris Utah"...(go figure) has been involved in poetry in New England for roughly the last 6 months. Has moved to Boston for Architecture school and is currently attending the Boston Architectural College. he never sleeps, eats when necessary, and is really good at sneaking on to mass public transit. Currently is working on his first chap-book hopefully due for release in the spring/summer.

This is his first feature at the ripe age of 21 and 3/4s Born in LA, raised in Salt Lake City Utah (no he is not Mormon) and now currently resides in Boston.

Visit Christopher Glenn's blog.

11/24/07

December 3rd: Gordon Marshall 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 December 3rd, Stone Soup welcomes the return of regular open miker Gordon Marshall as a full feature.

Gordon Marshall is a 43-year-old poet who combines the romantic with the surreal. He draws his rhythms from jazz and from the psychedelic rock of the sixties, purifying his voice through these sounds. He finds their embryonic spirit in the poetry of the great romantic revolutionary Percy Bysshe Shelley, on whom he did his Master’s thesis in 2005. He is a jazz poet.

Click here to visit Gordon Marshall's web site.

11/23/07

November 26th: Susan Deer Cloud Features



Update: Due to Illness, Susan Deer Cloud will be unable to feature on the 26th. She is being scheduled for a later date, which will be announced her shortly.

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 November 26th, we welcome the poet Susan Deer Cloud, who will stop by our venue during her visit to Massachusetts.

Susan Deer Cloud is a M├ętis mountain Indian who has been published in numerous journals & anthologies (Sister Nations, Unsettling America, Mid-American Review, Ms. Magazine, Sojourner, North Dakota Quarterly, Stone Canoe, etc). Her most recent book is The Last Ceremony (Foothills Press). She has received various awards and fellowships, including First Prize in Allen Ginsberg Poetry Competition, Prairie Schooner’s Readers Choice Award, a New York State Foundation for the Arts Fellowship and 2007 National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship. Her cat, Wu Wei, is not impressed.

Click here for a sample from Spoonful.

11/2/07

November 19th: Jeffrey Croteau 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 November19th, Stone Soup welcomes back Penhallow Press, as they debut their latest publication by author Jeffrey Croteau.

Jeffrey Croteau's forthcoming chapbook, Oranges, is being published by Penhallow Press. His work has most recently appeared in The Paris Review and Fence. Born and raised in New Hampshire, he spent ten years living in New York City before relocating to Cambridge last year. A poem from Oranges appears below.


After Frost Nights
for Laura

Flocks of robins, each orange
chest blazing like a furnace,
huddle darkly in groves grown quiet
and warmed this winter morning.

A black fog palls the town,
the smudge pots' night-smoke snuffed--
fires that farmers lit to keep
the ember fruits from freezing.

And those who stoked the groves
all night return: sleepless children,
dark and small as sweeps,
now nod their heads in breakfast plates
of toast with summer jams.

Long dawns, day-long dawns,
from which lovers do not rise for work:
windows shut firm, thermostats up,
e'll stay in bed today.
While on the street headlights cortege
the neighbors to work
and the streetlights burn all day.


--Jeffrey Croteau

Visit the Penhallow Press web site.
November 12th: Linda Larson 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 November 12th, we welcome Linda Larson, who has celebrated late 2007 with the publication of her new collection of poetry from Ibbetson Street Press, washing the stones.

Linda Larson was born in 1947. She began writing poetry in elementary school and published in school publications in Evanston, Illinois and at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. In 1970 she graduated with a M. A. in the Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. Influenced by T.S. Eliot, Allen Ginsberg, and Robert Bly she continued to write for publication. At the same time she battled mental illness for over three decades. Her peripatetic lifestyle resulted in the loss of many manuscripts. From 1997 through 2002 Larson was the editor of Spare Change News, a Cambridge-based newspaper that reports on and serves people experiencing homelessness.

In her sixtieth year Larson has managed with the help of book designer Lynne Sticklor to bring out an autobiographical collection of her poetry spanning her days as a student at the Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars and encompassing her struggles with mental illness, homelessness and addiction.

Click here for a sample of Larson's work.