May 17th: Charley Shively and Jim Dunn Feature

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 May 17, we are visited by past Stone Soup figureheads Charley Shively and Jimm Dunn.

Charley Shively is the author of Nuestra SeƱora de los Dolores, San Francisco Experience. He has written two volumes regarding Walt Whitman's correspondence, Calamus Lovers and Drum Beats, and The History of the Conception of Death in America 1650-1860 (1988). He was the founding editor of Fag Rag (one of the first gay-liberation publications in the country) and Good Gay Poets Press, publisher of John Wieners' seminal text Behind the State Capitol or Cincinnati Pike. He is Professor Emeritus of the UMass Boston History Department.

Jim Dunn is the author of Soft Launch (Bootstrap 2008), Convenient Hole (Pressed Wafer 2004), and Insects In Sex (Fallen Angel Press, 1995). He has served as the Poet-In-Residence at Endicott College and has also participated in the Prison Poetry reading Program at BU. His work appears in eoagh, Gerry Mulligan, tthe cafe review, Meanie, and the anthology celebrating John Wieners , The Blind See Only In This World. He recently edited the John WIeners Journal, "A New Book From Rome" with Derek Fenner and Ryan Gallagher of Bootstrap Press.