October 20th: Sara Littlecrow-Russell 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 October 20, we welcome a first-time visit from Sara Littlecrow-Russell.

Sara Littlecrow-Russell is a single mother of two, occasional public interest lawyer, ethnobotanist, and mediator specializing in cross-cultural conflict resolution. Her political poetry has appeared in dozens of journals including: The Indigenous Journal of Law, Culture and Resistance, American Indian Quarterly, US Latino Review, Meridians, The Massachusetts Review, Hip Mama, Race Traitor Journal, and in a variety of anthologies, including Sister Nations: Native American Women Writing on Community.

Her first book, The Secret Powers of Naming, was published by the University of Arizona Press. It won an Independent Publishers Bronze Medal and was a finalist for the Pen Beyond the Margins Award. It also received the Myers Outstanding Book from the Gustavus Myers Center for the Study of Bigotry and Human Rights in North America. When she is not writing poetry, she can be found scavenging for shiny objects and odd facts, digging in the garden, playing mah jong, and experimenting with cooking spices and perfumery.

Click here for a sample poem by Sara Littlecrow-Russell.