8/10/17

August 21: Stone Soup Poetry Presents an Open Mic and Workshop



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On August 21, we offer not only an open mic but a poetry workshop for everyone interested.

Please bring a poem of any form and style no more than 1-2 pages. Bring up to 10 copies of your poem to share with the group, and be prepared to share your thoughts on each others work. If you have trouble printing your work, you can email it to me before 5:00 Monday at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com


8/9/17

August 14: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 August 14, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

8/4/17

August 7: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 August 7, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

7/25/17

July 31: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 July 31, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

7/17/17

June 24: Stone Soup Poetry Presents an Open Mic and Workshop



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On June 24, we offer not only an open mic but a poetry workshop for everyone interested.

Please bring a poem of any form and style no more than 1-2 pages. Bring up to 10 copies of your poem to share with the group, and be prepared to share your thoughts on each others work. If you have trouble printing your work, you can email it to me before 5:00 Monday at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com


7/14/17

July 17: Russell Bennetts and Zachary Bos Features at Stone Soup

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 July 17, We welcome Russell Bennetts and Zachary Boss to the podium.


Russell Bennetts is the editor of Berfrois and Queen Mob’s Teahouse. His books include Relentless (2014) and Poets for Corbyn (2015).



Zachary Bos is publisher of Pen & Anvil Press. In 2017 he was longlisted for the DISQUIET poetry prize. His wife and dog tolerate his company in their home outside Boston. He is editor of New England Review of Books, and an alum of the BU Creative Writing graduate poetry workshops.


6/11/17

July 10: Izzy Breezy Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 July 10, Stone Soup features return with Izzy Breezy taking the podium!

Izzy Breezy aka Sis. Isabel. Been writing since I was 15 as a way of escaping in my mind from harsh reality as a teenager. I am a Preschool Teacher. I am a mother of a 7 year old superstar dancer/my future Chemist. I am a member of the Nation of Islam since 2016 and I love being a Vanguard/MGT/GCC. My goal is to steer the youth in making the right decisions in their lives by sharing some of my mistakes and also triumphs. Spread love and strive to make this world like an amusement park so children all over the world can be free.... A dream of mine when I was a child at the age of 9. Peace and blessings. Pray you enjoy me and my story. See you June 26th. As Salaam Alaikum (Peace Be with You).

No Stone Soup on July 3


Stone Soup will not be taking place on Monday July 3. We will meet again on July 10. Enjoy your holiday. 

June 26: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 June 26, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

June 19: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 June 19, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

6/7/17

June 12: Stone Soup Poetry Presents an Open Mic and Workshop



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On June 12, we offer not only an open mic but a poetry workshop for everyone interested.

Please bring a poem of any form and style no more than 1-2 pages. Bring up to 10 copies of your poem to share with the group, and be prepared to share your thoughts on each others work. If you have trouble printing your work, you can email it to me before 5:00 Monday at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com


6/5/17

June 5: Stone Soup Poetry Open Mic

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 June 5, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

5/16/17

May 29: Stone Soup Poetry Presents an Open Mic and Workshop



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On May 29, we offer not only an open mic but a poetry workshop for everyone interested.

Please bring a poem of any form and style no more than 1-2 pages. Bring up to 10 copies of your poem to share with the group, and be prepared to share your thoughts on each others work. If you have trouble printing your work, you can email it to me before 5:00 Monday at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com

May 22: Toby Altman Features at Stone Soup


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts.On May 22, we welcome visiting poet Toby Altman to feature at our venue.

Toby Altman is the author of Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017) and five chapbooks, including recently Security Theater (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016). His poems can or will be found in CrazyhorseJubliatLana Turner, and other journals and anthologies.

5/15/17

May 15: Stone Soup Poetry Presents an Open Mic and Workshop



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On May 15, we offer not only an open mic but a poetry workshop for everyone interested.

Please bring a poem of any form and style no more than 1-2 pages. Bring up to 10 copies of your poem to share with the group, and be prepared to share your thoughts on each others work. If you have trouble printing your work, you can email it to me before 5:00 Monday at chadpoetforhire@yahoo.com

5/8/17

May 8: Stone Soup's Open Mic is Forty-Six and Going Strong



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On May 8, Stone Soup continues celebrating its forty sixth anniversary.

What does Stone Soup mean to you, if anything? Share your words and be in the audience tonight.


5/1/17

May 1: Stone Soup Poetry's Forty-Sixth Anniversary Open Mic



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On May 1, Stone Soup celebrates its forty sixth anniversary, founded on this exact day by Jack Powers in 1971.

What does Stone Soup mean to you, if anything? Share your words and be in the audience tonight.


4/23/17

April 24: Stone Soup Says Happy National Poetry Month



Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On April 24, we celebrate National Poetry month with you the people.

National Poetry Month tends to focus on big readings with big feature readers. Open mics often get put aside. Stone Soup acknowledges the open mic as the backbone to nearly all reading series in Boston and encourages you to come every Monday this month to participate in the open mic as your way of taking part in this poetry packed month. ​​

4/17/17

April 19: Stone Soup's Post-Marathon Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry Normally meets every Monday. 

HOWEVER, due to most places being mobbed by the Boston Marathon today, we are moving our open mic to April 19 from 7:30 to 9:00 PM, still at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

Bring your words to the mic! Lots has happened, and once the insanity dissipates, we can resume taking our home back one word at a time. 

4/10/17

April 10: Stone Soup Says Happy National Poetry Month


 
Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On April 10, we celebrate National Poetry month with you the people.

National Poetry Month tends to focus on big readings with big feature readers. Open mics often get put aside. Stone Soup acknowledges the open mic as the backbone to nearly all reading series in Boston and encourages you to come every Monday this month to participate in the open mic as your way of taking part in this poetry packed month. ​​

4/3/17

April 3: Stone Soup Says Happy National Poetry Month

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On April 3, we celebrate National Poetry month with you the people.

National Poetry Month tends to focus on big readings with big feature readers. Open mics often get put aside. Stone Soup acknowledges the open mic as the backbone to nearly all reading series in Boston and encourages you to come every Monday this month to participate in the open mic as your way of taking part in this poetry packed month. ​​


3/20/17

March 27- Dexter Roberts Presents - The Uncomfortable Habits to Change Habits




Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On March 27th, we will experience both the words and the imagery of poet and artist Dexter Roberts, who will also be debuting his new art show at Out of The Blue this month under the subject "The Uncomfortable Habits to Change Habits."

Dexter Roberts: "I'm an artist. A painter, poet and scientist. The world is my school. The ideas, the thoughts and the cultural products that is distribute throughout society. Old philosophy books, comic books, game of thrones and kung fu flicks are my councilors. I like to talk, paint and write about love, sex, race, the universe, nature and language. In my paintings, as in my poetry, respecting style and form to appropriate degrees; I want the form, the language to melt away, revealing the main idea, the subject matter, the 'ghost' in the body of the art work.

"The poems that I will read, will, formally, and subject matter, be, a change from the customarily way of doing and being, and perhaps, causing, THE UNCOMFORTABLE, which invokes questions and answers."

March 20: Kirk Etherton Hosts Tonight's Open Mic


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On March 20, we are treated to another all-open mic hosted by Kirk Etherton.

In November, when Stone Soup faced a possible hiatus, Kirk Etherton (along with Toni Bee) helped to take up the mantle and keep the long-running open mic going. He joins us again tonight to lead us through another week. 

2/22/17

March 13: The Elephant's Third Issue Launch Party and Poetry Slam





Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On Marc 13, we welcome Jamilla VanDyke-Bailey, founder of the literary magazine The Elephant, which will be celebrating it's third issue release.

The Elephant is having a launch party for our third issue, "Brown Face, White Space." The event will feature an open mic and end with a creative slam (that's open to comedians, singers, poets, etc).

First place wins $150
Second place wins $100
Third place wins $50

Invite local artists and art lovers that you think would be interested in this event. All are welcome!

Questions? theelephantmag@gmail.com

Order issue three online at: theelephantmag.wix.com/home

2/21/17

March 6: Stone Soup Presents Open Mic Memories of Old America




Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 March 6, we presents our first themed open mic based on one author's compelling essay.

In the early days of Donald Trump's presidential victory, Sarah Kendzior (shown above) wrote the following: 

Write down what you value; what standards you hold for yourself and for others. Write about your dreams for the future and your hopes for your children. Write about the struggle of your ancestors and how the hardship they overcame shaped the person you are today.

Write your biography, write down your memories. Because if you do not do it now, you may forget.

Write a list of things you would never do. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will do them.
Write a list of things you would never believe. Because it is possible that in the next year, you will either believe them or be forced to say you believe them.
What have you done your best not to forget in this new America? Quick, write them down now and bring those words to the open mic on Monday! It will do good to remind yourself and the rest of us what may have been already forgotten.



2/15/17

February 27: Skoot Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 February 27, we close out the month with a dynamic feature from Skoot.

23 year old Skoot is an uprising heavy hitting poet. As the Poetry Club president and the face of Roxbury Community College he has created many successful events, such as No Filter, Man vs police, and What That Mouth Do. Skoot is taking the poetry world by storm with his freestyle abilities on the mic. He has featured at Rapping With The Writers, Comic Con, and RoxburyRocks. Art is life Itself Hope Inc, Verbalizezation, Werkshop and the Lizard Lounge. He was and is a semi-finalist for the Lizard Lounge team.

February 20: Stone Soup's Open Mic Ode to The Sore Winners of The World


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 February 20, come to our open mic and read along to this week's theme (or read whatever work you like).

For all the talk of special snowflakes and young people who can't accept not getting what they want, there are more and more people from prior generations who get everything they want but still want to maintain their status as persecuted underdogs. The very definition of a sore winner. Maybe you've seen one or two on the news lately?
 
Join Stone Soup this Monday
on February 20 and bring your own ode to these fragile egos and the gold crosses they get nailed to with the help soon-to-be deported immigrants. Or ignore the theme altogether and read anything you like! You have five minutes!

2/7/17

February 13: Poet Passion! Hosted by Toni Bee and Dexter Roberts


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. On February 13, we invite you to come share your poems of erotica and/love as we celebrate Poet Passion with guests hosts Dexter Roberts and Toni Bee.

Poet Passion!! Open mic at Stone Soup. Come with your love & passion & words that will pull heart strings. THIS Valentine EVE.

2/6/17

Stone Soup Open Mic February 6: It's Our Parade Tonight


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 February 6, our open mic series continues.

Later this week, we'll have a parade making a hell of our commute and celebrating people who otherwise would not care about us (something about last night, I don't know). What would you say in the 100% unlikely event they would give  you the mic? Come out tonight and let your voice be heard for just a fraction of the advertising money spent last night.

1/25/17

January 30: Martha Boss Reads!




Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 January 30, we will have the return of Martha Boss reading from her new book from Oddball Publishing, Prayer: Fix My Set.


Bio: Martha Boss

martha boss says
that the only thing
better than writing
a poem is writing
the next one.

sometimes someone
will be glad i did
& publish one or two.

like ODDBALL MAG
or BAGEL BARDS
or SPARE CHANGE
or FRESH BROTH
i had a very informal
ecucation.
all poets, bards,
&slammers influence me.

&i'm still going to
the university of words.

'i credit myself
for brevity,
nativity,
& hopefully,
longevity.'

1/23/17

Stone Soup Open Mic January 23: Are We Great Yet?

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 January 23, we continue the open mic in a new political era.

The inauguration is done with. We have a new president. Tomorrow, we can ask, "Are you better off than you were four days ago?" But for now, please come to the open mic, read, sing, rant and ask yourselves is greatness is upon us or if we have to wait another 300 years.

1/12/17

January 16: STONE SOUP OPEN MIC! ALL NIGHT

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 January 16, as the title above says, it's all open mic all night!

Stone Soup presents "Stand on your soap box" and speak your truth. Just in time for this week's election! This will be an open mic all night and each poet will have 7 minutes on the mic. Come early to sign up! Come one Come all!

1/6/17

January 9: Stone Soup! DiDi Delgado! Navah The Buddaphliii!! Stone's Throw Print Release!


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Monday from 7-9 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 January 9, Stone Soup returns to form with DiDi Delgado, Navah the Buddaphliii and more!
Chad Parenteau returns to host Stone Soup's open mic and introduce the night's magnificent double feature of Didi Delgado and Navah The Buddaphliii!

Also, the zine Chad edits, Stone's Throw, wil be available in print copies this Monday for an optional donation. Don't miss this first feature-filed night of 2017 at Stone Soup Poetry!