February 25th: Harris Gardner and Lainie Senechal Return to Stone Soup

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 February 25th, we welcome the return of of past Stone Soupers Harris Gardner and Lainie Senechal.

Harris Gardner's poetry credits include The Jewish Advocate; The Harvard Review; Midstream; Cool Plums; Rosebud; Fulcrum; The Aurorean; Providence Journal; Spare Change News; Endicott Review; Ibbetson Street, and anthologies like City of Poets and I Refused to Die-A Holocaust Study by Susie Davidson. His first book of poetry wa Co-authored with Lainie Senechal a volume of poetry: Chalice of Eros. His next collection: Lest They Become, was published by Ibbetson Street Press. His newest collection, Among Us, was pubished in November, 2007 by Cervena Barva Press. He is the host of two poetry venues and the founder of Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2001 to the present. He is the co-founder (with Doug Holder) of Breaking Bagels with the Bards, a weekly poetry community; Poet-in-Residence, Endicott College. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2005 and receieved honorable mention for the Boyle-Farber Prize in 2004.

Lainie Senechal is a poet, painter, and environmental science teacher. She has published over 75 poems in various publications including Dasoku, The Larcom Review, Spare Change, The Aurorean (featured poet 2002), Ibbetson Street, The Journal of Modern Writing, Wilderness House Literary Review, and The South Boston Literary Gazette. She has featured at many venues throughout New England. She has co-authored two volumes of poetry: Chalice of Eros with Harris Gardner and Naiad’s Lantern with her sisters. Her poetry appears in three anthologies: City of Poets, Bagels with the Bards, Bagelbard Anthology No. 2 and Wilderness House Literary Review, The Best of Volume1. In 2008 her chapbook Vocabulary of Awakening will be released by Pudding House.

Click here for a sample of Gardner and Senechal's collaboration.