October 24th: Rene Schwiesow Features at Stone Soup

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 24th, we welcome the debut Stone Soup feature for local poet Rene Schwiesow.

Rene Schwiesow came to the Boston Poetry Scene through drumming. In a fortuitous alignment of the planets and stars she met the late, great Mike Amado at a drum circle and the rest is history. Now she travels Boston, Cambridge and southeastern Massachusetts on a regular basis seeking to secure a spot on open mike lists. She is a co-host for the popular South Shore poetry venue, The Art of Words, where she not only reads poetry and introduces features and open mike readers, but also is maker of the meatballs served during intermission (recipe is strictly a secret, unless you ask her nicely).

A member of Somerville’s Bagel Bards and Plymouth’s Tidepool poets, Rene has been published in various publications including Muddy River Poetry Review, City Lights, Ibbetson Street Press, The Aurorean, and Bagel Bard and Tidepool Poet Anthologies. She is a reviewer for Boston Area Small Press and Poetry Scene and Wilderness House Press. She is currently working on a third manuscript. When she is not writing, reading or studying, she can be found with a Tarot deck, aligning chakras with Reiki, or shopping for boots in support of her shoe fetish.