May 14th: James Leaf and Bobby Crawford Feature 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 May 14th, we welcome performance poets James Leaf and Bobby Crawford, hosted by Michael F. Gill.

James Leaf is a stage director, actor, acting teacher, and artistic director of the Young Mechanics Theatre Ensemble in New Haven Connecticut. In the last year he has also worked as an instructor for Poetry Out Loud, a country-wide high school recitation contest sponsored by the National Endowment for the Arts. He'd like to thank Stone Soup for the invitation, and the opportunity to share his poems and banter.

Bobby Crawford is currently co-curator of the Emerson Poetry Project and is a two-time CUPSI slam team member representing Emerson College. He has performed poems on genetics with Donnie Welch at the Boston Museum of Science, and presented a co-written (also with Donnie Welch) chapbook entitled: Shift: Poems about Plate Tectonics at the Cambridge Science Festival.

"Bobby is a one-man-boy-band with a two-row fan club" - Simone Beaubien