August 19th: Dana D. Ruff Features

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 August 19th, Stone Soup welcomes poet and venue host Dana D. Ruff, with an introduction by Toni Bee.  His bio is as follows.

Co-host of the: 'If You Can Feel it, You Can Speak it' Open Mic every 2nd Thurs of the month Bella Luna/Milky Way 284 Amory St. Author of the book; "Staying on 94: Tales from a Misguided Soul" Featured at venues such as :Middle East, Slades, Blue wave, Haley House, Generations in Avon, Darryl's Corner, Harvard College, Bay State College, Boston University, Apollo Theater, Strand Theater

"I started doing poetry to express what was being forced to be pent up, the pain of everyday life which in most cases i didn't know how to keep silent about. Poetry was my way of remembering lessons i needed to have embedded in myself."