October 1st: Mill City Poetry at Stone Soup with Ricky Orng & Zeke Russell

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 October 1st, we receive a test from another venue, that of the Mill City Poetry series with current and pasts hosts Ricky Orng and Zeke Russell.

Ricky Orng is multi-tasker residing from Lowell Massachusetts, also know as Mill City; home of Jack Kerouac, The Industrial Revolution, and a whole bunch of Cambodian people. He has been committed to poetry and the art of spokenword for the past 5 years. Master of freestyle poetry, care taker of the haiku, and ambassador of the awkward, he also hosts the Untitled Open Mic at the Brew'd Awakening Coffeehaus and teaches spokenword at his city's founded organization, FreeVerse! Besides loving the Word, he also collects floral garments and plays frisbee. A five foot ten gemini with freckles, Ricky is kind of easy on the eyes, on the off chance his poetry is really boring.

Zeke Russell grew up in an artist’s community in Central Maine surrounded by poets playwrights and lumberjacks. He has been writing poetry since the age of 8. He is the co-host and slam master of the Untitled at Brew’d open mic and slam in Lowell MA, on the first and third Tuesdays of each month. Tonight, he will reading a set of poems revolving around his time spent living in Lowell.