Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Stone Soup begins its October readings on the 6th with local poet performance poet Steve Subrizi's first Stone Soup feature.
Steve Subrizi is a member of Emerson College's first ever slam team; they are known as The Gringo Choir, and they were semifinalists at the 2008 College Unions Poetry Slam Invite (CUPSI) in Albuquerque. In the past year, he's also slammed for Boston's First Night, published a chapbook (The Gravel on my Ice Cream Cone), and featured at Cantab Lounge, where he is a devoted regular. Cantabbers cheer his wired imagination and self-deprecating wit.
Visit the artist's MySpace page.
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On September 29th, Stone Soup welcomes the return of local writer and performer Lo Galluccio.
Lo Galluccio is a vocal artist, poet and memoirist whose new book, Sarasota VII will be released by Cervena Barva Press this September. Her first poetry chapbook, Hot Rain, came out on Ibbetson St. Press in 2004. Her two vocal CDs are Being Visited and Spell on You, both availalble on www.cdbaby.com.
Galluccio has been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes in poetry and read last year at the Somerville Writer's Festival in honor of the late Sarah Hannah. A Cambridge native, she has lived in Houston, Chicago, New York City and toured Greece with a theatre company from LaMama. Her latest work, "Denebola" will appear in Heide Hatry's forthcoming anthology with pictures of synthetic women called, Heads and Tails. Also, look for her work in the fall issue of Diana Saenz's Boston Poet Journal.
Visit Lo Galluccio's new blog.
Photo by Marshall Goff
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On September 22nd, Stone Soup acknowledges the efforts of a neighboring poetry venue by featuring Boston Poetry Slam host Simone Beaubien.
Simone Beaubien is an eight-year-veteran of the New England slam poetry scene, six-time competitor at the National Poetry Slam, and SlamMaster of the world-famous Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab Lounge. She has hosted, produced, and performed her work in colleges, bookstores, theaters, rock clubs, coffeehouses, and bars up and down the east coast, including a whole three minutes on the Finals Stage of the 2008 National Poetry Slam. Lifetime nerd and part-time athlete, she lives and works as an EMT in Medford, Mass.
Visit Simone Beaubien's website.
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On September 15th, Stone Soup will be visited by Virginia poet, Crystal Good.
Crystal Good attended West Virginia State University (Communications/ African American Studies). This poet, Libra, mother of three is a community organizer working for social change through advocacy and education. She is the recipient of the West Virginia Governors Innovative Artist Award (with Museum In The Community) and regularly produces poetry events in Charleston, WV. She is a proud member of the Affrilachian Poets. Crystal has been published in: Pluck the Journal for African American Appalachian Culture, Graffiti, West Virginia Executive and Berea College Appalachian Heritage.
Click here to visit the Affrilachian Poets website for a sample of Good's work and more.
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. In September, Stone Soup founder Jack Powers celebrates his birthday. Stone Soup commmemorates the event on September 8th with a feature by long-time Stone Soup regular, Elizabeth K. Doran.
Elizabeth K. Doran has been influenced by modern woman writers such as Carolyn Forche, Louise Gluck and Sharon Olds.In 2003 she was awarded a writers grant to attend a month long residency at Vermont Studios. She is currently assistant manager of the Grolier Poetry bookstore in Cambridge. She is published in Spare Change News, Poiesis and the Bagel Bards Anthology. A sample poem follows below, originally published in Poiesis.
There is the house.
See the Chinese rugs,
the vases, the candles lilt,
the wreath on the door.
There is the husband: tall,
There is the wife: a saint,
though not beautiful.
I knew the the hands of the husband
before the ring. I knew the voice before
There are the yellow leaves
that cling to the oaks in Autumn.
There are the lilac bushes that bloom in spring.
I chose to live my life in a lavender ether.
There are my books, my poems.
There are my illusions,
leave me with them.
"Evel Knievel," by Jose Gouveia
Jose Gouveia reads "The Desert Motorcyclist" by Diane Wakoski.
Susan Buck reads her poem, "I Am Into The Ride."
Finally, Gypsypashn with her poem, "I Gotta Do."
Bill Perrault films Stone Soup Poetry weekly for public access cable in both Cambridge and Lowell, Massachusetts. He has recorded hundreds of hours of Stone Soup, as well as other poetry readings around New England. "Myself" is an old staple he has read several times in the past.
Eric Howes made his first appearance at Stone Soup that day.
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Making their long-awaited return to Stone Soup will be poet and instructor Tom Daley and Friends of Poetry members Keith Nystrom and Ron Goba.
Tom Daley was a machinist for many years and now teaches poetry writing at the Boston Center for Adult Education in Boston, Massachusetts and poetry and memoir writing at Lexington (MA) Community Education. He is a member of the faculty of the Online School of Poetry and serves on the tutorial faculty of Walnut Hill School for the Arts.
Tom’s poetry has been published or is forthcoming in numerous journals, including Harvard Review, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, Hacks: The Grub Street Anthology. His manuscript, Shim, was a finalist for the Emily Dickinson First Book Prize and the Brittingham and Pollak Poetry Prizes. His poetry was nominated for inclusion in the anthology, The Best New Poets 2007.
Tom produced and performed in several gala evenings of poetry performance with musical accompaniment, including “The Musician and the Muse” in 2004 and “The Poetry Vaudeville Show” in 2008. He is currently working on plans for “The Many Voices of Emily Dickinson” to be staged on April 3 and 4, 2009 in Cambridge.
Ron Goba is a retired english teacher (a career he began in 1958), a member of Friends of Poetry, and the author of such collections as The Music Box, The Custom of Quoting Someone, and his most recent, Collage As Silkscreen. For several years, he was known as the doorman for the weekly Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab.
Keith Nystrom first started writing and reading poetry at the Cantab Lounge in Cambridge Massachusetts.He has been published in Defined Providence and Sensations Magazine, and is the co-founder of the small press publishing group Friends of Poetry.He currently workshops poems with Ronald J. Goba, Nathaniel Connors , and Prabakar T. Rajan.
Click here for Tom Daley's page on the Online School of Poetry (with links to his work).
Click here for a sample of Ron Goba's work.
Click here for a sample of Keith Nystrom's work.
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 25th, we finish our summer readings with local youth writer and publisher Jason Sousa.
Jasen Sousa was born and raised in Somerville, MA. He created J-Rock Publishing.with the purpose to give young people a voice with the written word. To date, he has written and published six hip hop inspired poetry novels. Life, Weather, A Thought and A Tear for Every Day of the Year, Close Your Eyes and Dream With Me, Almost Forever, A Mosaic of My Mind and Selected Poems of Jasen Sousa 17-24.
Visit the author's web site.
Photo by Erin Reardon
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 18th, it's time to welcome back Erin Reardon, who will be reading new work, including poems from her newest chapbook, Meat.
Erin Reardon is a poet. The great Winston Jones once described her as “Emily Dickinson, without all that weeping on the page.” She has been published at Silenced Press, Hecale, the Neo-Lampshadian Outpost, Spoonful, Parasitic, Zygote in My Coffee and will be in an upcoming issue of Brain Deaf. She has featured at Stone Soup and performed open mics at Stone Soup, The Cantab, and The Lizard Lounge. She currently resides in Davis Square, where she is often spotted drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon and eating ice cream cake.
Visit her MySpace page.
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 11th, The Highway poets make their annual return to the venue as one of their many New England stops in celebration of Biker Poetry Month in August. Below is a partial list of participants, more to be added as announced.
Photos by Bill Perrault
Jose’ “JoeGo” Gouveia is a first generation Portuguese-American poet who lives and writes on Cape Cod. He was awarded “Poet of the Year” at the 2001 Cambridge Poetry Awards and was 1999-2001 Poet-In-Residence at Cape Cod Community College. He is the former Slam Master of Cape Cod 1996-2000, has an MFA in Poetry from New England College, is a member of the Highway Poets Motorcycle Club and founder of the Biker Poets & Writers Association. He is Editor of Rubber Side Down, the biker poet anthology (Archer Books, LA) 2008. Jose’ also hosts “The Poets Corner” online poetry radio show out of Provincetown Community radio WOMR-FM and writes a monthly poetry column for the Barnstable Patriot. He has published 3 chapbooks of poetry, What We Do (Salt Winds Press, Cape Cod) 1997; Ginsberg Is Dead (Cape Cod Community College) 2000; and The Slaughter of the Sacred Cow (CapePoet Press) 2008. His first poetry CD A Cup’a Joe is forthcoming this April from WOMR studios, Provincetown.
Gypsypashn publishes in print and on the web regularly, she is well-known for her monthly column in New England's Motorcyclist Post. She and Colorado's Gypsyrose produce 'Biker Bits,' a daily Biker Rights e-zine. In 2004, Gypsypashn published A Samplng of Soul, a collection of poetry. She currently hosts a monthly reading at BestSeller's Cafe in Medford MA, Gypsypashn's Poetry Caravan.
Photo by Bill Perrault
Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. Returning for his second Stone Soup feature on August 4th is John Sturm, orator of great local renown, performing, among other works, "The Raven" by Edgar Allen Poe.
John Sturm has been performing at open mikes for the last few years at The Cantab, Club Passim, Out of The Blue and other venues. He has also performed at Forsyth Chapel for e.e. cummings' birthday anniversary.