May 20th: Stone Soup Benefit at Doyle's Cafe With Features Prabakar T. Rajan and Ron Goba 

UPDATE: Due to unforeseen events, Prabakar will neither be in the states nor available at Doyle's Cafe to read his work this coming Sunday. We still implore you to come to the event and hear his poems as read by respected Boston poet and instructor Tom Daley. Ron Goba, of course, will still be in attendance, and the chapbook of poems frim both Ron and Prabakar will still be available. Please come down the night of May 20th and help make this night a success.

Join us on Sunday Night, May 20th, as Stone Soup welcomes your voices and a special focus on two amazing poets on the Boston Scene as Stone Soup holds it's first fundraising benefit in years to help keep the reading series more self sustaining and better benefit it's feature poets. Admission to the event is $3. A special collection of poems both features will be reading that night will be on sale for the suggested donation of $1. The open mike will begin no later than 7:30 PM with the features going on around 9:00 PM.

Prabakar T. Rajan was born at the Cantab sometime in 2003 and even following his departure from the states he continues, with audacity, to inflict his poems regularly on hapless audiences like The Cantab and the Brookline Booksmith. He even released his full length poetry collection, A Slice of Water, through Friends of Poetry. His only saving grace is that he has the good sense to truly enjoy the open mike, where he savors and steals from poets better than he. No true poet is safe from him. That could well be the most generous epitaph he merits.

Ron Goba is a retired english teacher (a career he began in 1958), a member of Friends of Poetry, and the author of such collections as The Music Box, The Custom of Quoting Someone, and Collage As Silkscreen. For several years, he was known as the doorman for the weekly Boston Poetry Slam at the Cantab. In 2011, he released Swan Song, a small collection of poems, to coincide with his reading at the Cantab on the eve of his birthday.