October 10th: Jack Scully and Nancy Brady Cunningham Debut Mike Amado's Book of Arrows

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 October 10th, we celebrate the legacy of Mike Amado with Jack Scully and Nancy Brady Cunningham reading from Amado's first posthumous collection.

The late Mike Amado was the co-founder, along with Jack Scully, of two ongoing poetry venues in Plymouth, Massachusetts , Poetry: The Art of Words a monthly poetry series and The Poetry Showcase a yearly poetry reading held in conjunction with the Plymouth Guild for the Arts yearly juried art show. Mike Amado published three books of poetry during his short time on this earth. Scully and poet Nancy Brady Cunningham have edited his fourth book, The Book of Arrows.

Scully, who currently serves as the literary executor of Mike’s work has read Mike's poetry as a feature reader at Greater Brockton Poetry and Arts Society, Boston National Poetry Month Festival, Main Street CafĂ©, Poetry in the Village, Stone Soup Poetry and Salem Literary Festival 2010. He also serves as the unofficial photographer of numerous poetry venues

Nancy Brady Cunningham is a published poet and author of 5 books of non-fiction. Nancy has featured at many venues, including Boston’s First Night 2000 in Big Night at the Bookhouse at the Boston Public Library. Her international experience includes readings in Paris, Toronto, and Lesbos, Greece. She is the founding member of the poets’ theater troupe IYANU, which has performed in Cambridge at the Blacksmith House, Club Passim, and Squawk Coffee House, as well as in Easton at the Blackthorne Tavern.