May 25: A Tribute to Lawrence Carradini by Meg Smith

Stone Soup Poetry meets tonight from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts On May 25, Meg Smith celebrates the life of fellow poet and husband, the late Lawrence Carradini.
Lawrence Carradini was a scientist, poet, and longtime resident of Lowell, Massachusetts. The author of Burning Heads, he joined the board of directors of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac!, which plans a festival each year in honor of Lowell-born writer Jack Kerouac. For six years, he served as the organization’s board president. He passed away in May 2014. As we celebrate Stone Soup's anniversary this May, we mark his passing as May comes to a close.

Meg Smith writes and publishes poetry, fiction, articles, essays, and arts and entertainment reviews. She is the editor of Red Eft, a publication of speculative literature and art and for four years was editor and publisher of The Banshee, a zine based in Lowell, Mass. honored by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

She frequently appears at poetry readings throughout the area and have hosted numerous open mics and have produced several literary events -- including events combining my passion for literature and Middle Eastern dance.

She served for 14 years on the planning committee and board of directors of the annual Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! festival honoring Lowell, Mass. author and native son Jack Kerouac.

Visit the Poet's web site.