11/16/17

November 27: Elizabeth Gordon McKim Features at Stone Soup



For the past few years, Stone Soup Poetry has met 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 November 27, we will hold our final feature at Out of The Blue in it's current location, as the gallery is now forced to move. We go out in style with the help of Elizabeth Gordon McKim. We hope you are able to make it to this send off.

Elizabeth Gordon McKim is a poet, multi media performance artist, and intergenerational teacher of poetry. Her roots are in the oral tradition of song story and poem. She has published five books of poetry, the latest being The Red Thread, as well as publishing poems in many journals anthologies and reviews . McKim taught as adjunct professor for forty years at Lesley University where she is considered to be one of the Pioneer artists in the Expressive Arts Movement . Elizabeth is poet laureate of the European Graduate School in Switzerland. She calls home a loft in a renovated shoe factory in Lynn Ma. where she is known as the ”Jazz Poet of Lynn.”


11/15/17

November 20: Krystal Spencer and Curtis Luke Feature at Stone Soup

For the past few years, Stone Soup Poetry has met 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 November 20, Krystal Spencer helps provide one of our last features at the Out of The Blue at it's current location. 



Krystal Spencer

Boston bred, vegan fed, Jesus loving Nubian Queen. Number five of seven children. Dislikes cilantro, Brussel sprouts, beets, cauliflower and mean people.

Allergic to almond butter. Loves food, roller skating, salsa dancing, volunteering, traveling, crossword puzzles, learning new languages, music and watching Jane Austen movies.

I began performing poetry publicly in 2013, although I’ve been writing since High School. A friend invited me to her Creative Writing class after school at Umass Boston. From there I began to write more and it became therapy for me to deal with the challenges of life, i.e, peer pressure (drugs, sex, alcohol), domestic violence, depression, heart break, fear, doubts, self-esteem issues, etc.

Now I realize it’s a gift that God has blessed me with. And I hope by sharing it, others may be blessed, healed and inspired.



Curtis Luke

The product of things forced to live together in an imperfect harmony – and the beauty, confusion, and hilarity that results from such an arrangement.

A mathematician at heart and an engineer by trade, I’ve resorted to using words to express what I feel and observe culturally (being Southern born to Caribbean parents and raised in the Boston suburbs), philosophically (the nature of God, intellectual and emotional knowledge, truth, the value of things) and emotionally (love, fear, hope, peace)

I typically organize my musing within a loose framework of different mathematical disciplines including:
·         Algebra (identity, uniqueness, ideals, ring theory, field extensions)
·         Combinatorics (counting principles and partitioning, recurrence functions)
·         Calculus (integration, differentiation, evaluation)
·         …and more!

I hold a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Northeastern in 2004 and when I’m not writing poems I love to travel to other cultures (near and far), play and watch basketball, and search for the missing operating instructions that should’ve come with the teenage girl in our house.


11/13/17

November 13: 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 November 13, 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!

11/6/17

November 6: 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 November 6, 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!

10/8/17

October 30: 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 October 30, 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


October 23: Timothy Gager! Yuyutsu RD Sharma! Eternal Snow Release Party!


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 October 23, not only does Timothy Gager returns to our podium with a new collection, but he also brings along Yuyutsu RD Sharma, who has released his latest anthology Eternal Snow, a collection that also includes work by Gager. It's a double reading and a release party all in one!


Timothy Gager is the author of thirteen books of short fiction and poetry. Chief Jay Strongbow is Real (Big Table Publishing) is his first book of poetry in four years. He's hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts since 2001 and was the co-founder of Somerville News Writers Festival.

He has had over 400 works of fiction and poetry published and of which eleven have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work has been read on National Public Radio.


Yuyutsu RD Sharma is an internationally acclaimed South Asian poet and translator. He is also the recipient of fellowships and grants from The Rockefeller Foundation, Ireland Literature Exchange, Trubar Foundation, Slovenia, The Institute for the Translation of Hebrew Literature and The Foundation for the Production and Translation of Dutch Literature.

He has published nine poetry collections including, A Blizzard in my Bones: New York Poems (Nirala, 2016), Quaking Cantos: Nepal Earthquake Poems, (Nirala, 2016), Milarepa’s Bones, 33 New Poems, (Nirala, 2012), Nepal Trilogy, Photographs and Poetry on Annapurna, Everest, Helambu & Langtang (www.Nepal-Trilogy.de, Epsilonmedia, Karlsruhe, 2010), a 900-page book with renowned German photographer, Andreas Stimm, Space Cake, Amsterdam, & Other Poems from Europe and America, (2009, Indian reprint 2014) and Annapurna Poems, (2008, Reprint, 2012).

His works have appeared in Poetry Review, Chanrdrabhaga, Sodobnost, Amsterdam Weekly, Indian Literature, Irish Pages, Delo, Modern Poetry in Translation, Exiled Ink, Iton77, Little Magazine, The Telegraph, Indian Express and Asiaweek.




October 16: Margie Shaheed 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 October 16, Margie Shaheed is our out of town feature for October.

Margie Shaheed is a community poet, writer, and teaching artist. Her work has appreared recently in Mad River Review, Bookends Review and Mom Egg Review. She has four chapbooks in print: Dream Catchers, Playground, Onomonopeia and Mosaic. She is also the author of the nonfiction piece Tongue Shakers: interviews and narratives on speaking mother tongue in a multicultural society published by Hamilton Books 2017.


10/2/17

October 2: 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 October 2, 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!

9/25/17

September 25: 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 September 25, 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!

9/15/17

September 18: 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 September 18, 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!

9/11/17

September 11: James Van Looy 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 September 11, we welcome James Van Looy to the feature stage.

James Van Looy has been a fixture in Boston’s poetry venues since the 1970s. He performed with the Mirage Mime Theater from 1980 to 1987 during which time he also taught classes offered by Mirage. From 1987 to 1988 he was a member of the Collective Mime. His poetry has been anthologized in Out of the Blue Writers Unite. He has run poetry workshops for Boston area homeless people at Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House since 1992 and regularly reads at Bay State Prison as part of their poetry program. Currently, Van Looy leads the Labyrinth Creative Movement Workshop. He is the writer of It's All One Thing, a poem column for Oddball Magazine.

9/4/17

September 4: No Stone Soup Tonight



Stone Soup will resume next Monday on September 11.

8/27/17

August 28: 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 28, 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!

8/10/17

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.'