July 2nd: Krysten Hill and Karen Locascio 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 July 2nd, we welcome another double header hosted by Michael F. Gill, featuring Krysten Hill and Karen Locascio.

Krysten Hill is a third year MFA student at UMass-Boston from Kansas City, Missouri. She received her BFA in Creative Writing from Stephens College where she became involved in Women’s Studies and activism. Her mother poets include: Audre Lorde, Nikki Giovanni, and Patricia Smith. She believes that a poem should live in whatever skin it feels good in. Her greatest desire is to form a collective of women poets who travel around teaching the power of voice to the girls on front porches who wonder what that aching in their chests is all about.

Karen Locascio is an MFA candidate in poetry at UMass Boston where she interned with Hanging Loose Press. She's had work in Amethyst Arsenic, has workshopped at Bread Loaf and Tin House, and occasionally reads at various Boston area venues. For her summer vacation, she's attempting to put together a chapbook and to find employment that's more consistent than temping, all while reading like there's no tomorrow. Karen proudly hails from the Jersey Shore and currently resides in Dorchester. She always thought putting together a bio would be a lot more fun than it actually is