July 30th: David Allen Sullivan 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 July 30th, we welcome David Allen Sullivan, a touring poet from the west coast, as he reasds from his latest collection.

David Allen Sullivan's Every Seed of the Pomegranate is a series of poems about the war in Iraq which gives voice not only to the US and Iraqi soldiers caught up in the conflict, but the children, mothers, booksellers, and various civilians who are also affected in both countries. The author teaches English and Film at Cabrillo Community College in Santa Cruz, California, where he edits the Porter Gulch Literary with his students, and serves on the Veterans Task Force Committee. Two poems from his first book, Strong-Armed Angels, were read on The Writer’s Almanac by Garrison Keillor. Another two recent poems were selected by Alberto Rios and recorded as part of the permanent public art and poetry project Passage, in Phoenix, Arizona.