August 8th: Paul Boutchia Features

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 August 8th, Stone Soup introduces fiction and poet Paul Boutchia to a new audience.

Paul Boutchia began writing eleven years ago, starting first with short stories and moving to poetry soon after. As a short story writer, Paul sought to explore themes such as redemption and forgiveness, religiousness and relationships. His poetry expands upon those themes and seeks to expose and elevate the strangeness and seemingly odd intersections that occur in everyday life.

Paul has studied with Cambridge poet Tom Daley in both his Boston Center and advanced poetry workshop for the past several years. Paul has participated in readings and open mic’s in Cambridge and recently featured at the Goba Salon.

Paul lives with his wife and two daughters in Melrose, MA