November 19th: The Return of Ryan "Rat" Travis to 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 November 19th, we welcome back Ryan "Ratt" Travis, who celebrates his 15th year as a poet, open micer and performer.

Ryan “Rat” Travis is an accomplished poet; for 15 years he’s performed all over New England, as well as New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Kentucky. He is best known in the open mic scene as Rat and is considered one of the most unpredictable performers out there.  A member of the Barnum and Buddah Poetry Circus and a former member of the infamous “Collective”, he holds the dubious distinction of being kicked off stage by long distance telephone while in Kentucky with the Poetry Circus.

A self proclaimed Modern American Haiku Master, he has accomplished the daunting task of completing 1000 haiku in 100 days, which he hopes will be published someday.

Rat currently resides in Salem, MA with his beautiful wife Holly and their wonderful black cat Midnight.