August 13th: Peter Fulton 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 13th, we welcome the poem and music of Peter Fulton.

Peter Fulton was born and raised in Massachusetts.  He performed his first verse drama, Death of a Worn Man, accompanied by guitar and harmonica, at Mount Hermon, Massachusetts in the mid-sixties.  He made the rounds as a singer-songwriter in Boston coffee houses in the late 60’s.  He has written a collection of poems, Boulders in Ice; a novella with a CD of songs, Silicon in Sand; a book of poems and photographs in collaboration with sculptor McAlister Coleman, Figures.  

In January, 2010, The Seventh Quarry Press published Peter’s lengthy poem How to Carve an Angel with a forward by Peter Thabit Jones, in English and Russian translation, with a CD of original accompaniments by four master musicians.  How to Carve an Angel was presented in world premier in June of 2010 at the International Poetry Festival in Swansea, Wales.  In September 2010, Peter hosted An Evening in Dylan Thomas’ Wales, a presentation of The Seventh Quarry Drama Group, on tour in New England, featuring Peter Thabbit Jones’ The Boy and the Lion’s Head and John Dotson’s Thumps or Waking up Dreaming in the 21st Century, with Lisa Miroski, as well as readings at the Robert Frost Farm in Derry, New Hampshire, The Farmer’s Market in Lawrence Massachusetts, the Rockport Public Library in Rockport, Massachusetts and The Grolier Poetry Book Store at Harvard Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts, including American poets Ifeanyi Mankiti, Tino Villanueva and Mark Schorr.     

The Seventh Quarry Poetry Press has recently published Peter’s interactive ebook of poems, flying stones.  Peter has also written a yet-to-be performed verse drama, The Ordination.