October 6: Gordon Marshall Features at Stone Soup

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at a new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On October 6, we celebrate our new location by welcoming back Gordon Marshall as the first to mark this new chapter for Stone Soup.

Gordon Marshall wanted to be a painter before he became a poet - and a jazz musician and a music critic. But he was better with grammar than we was with a paintbrush, or with piano technique. He was not a natural. It took him years of struggle to fashion his trademark approach, what he calls speed poetry, writing the short poem in a matter of minutes, with little revision, and no censorship. His new book, Mirage, is 400 pages, and it is the best example of this. Marshall also has a music blog, about the local Boston scene, The Flash (theflashboston.com). He lives in Boston.