July 18th: John Landry and Jake St. John Feature

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 July 18th, the venue welcomes the return of poets John Landry and Jake St. John.

John Landry has been reading for Stone Soup since 1973. He hails from New Bedford, where he ran a reading series and served as poet laureate. Bob Creeley named John his "memory guide" during his last teaching gig at Brown University. He served as contributing editor for the 50th anniversary anthology of Beatitude, and is a poetry editor for Newport Review. His book who will prune the plum tree when i'm gone/quiƩn va a podar los ciruelos cuando me vaya was published in Chile in February 2010. He will read at the Gloucester Writers Center August 3. He resides in California.

Jake St. John currently writes out of New London, CT, where he also coordinates poetry readings in and around the New England area. He is the co-editor of Flying Fish and the editor of Elephant, two small press poetry magazines. His work has appeared in several print publications including Chronogram, Unarmed Journal and Fell Swoop. He has published five collections of poetry. His latest chapbook, Subterranean Skyline (Blasted Press), is set to be released in summer 2011.