5/11/21

May 12: John Landry Features at Stone Soup Poetry

 

John Landry with Arlene Stone


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday May 12, we continue our celebration of Stone Soup's 50th anniversary with John Landry, one of Stone Soup's many surviving dignitaries form the days of its founder, the late Jack Powers.

John Landry was born in New Bedford and served as its poet laureate (2007-2010). He ran several poetry reading series there over the decades. He has survived as a quahogger, scallop shucker, factory worker, warehouseman, librarian, health educator, and teacher. He was a regular participant in Stone Soup readings organized by founder Jack Powers from the 1970's through the 1990's. At the invitation of Gwendolyn Brooks, he read at the Library of Congress.

Landry was enlisted as a contributing editor for the 50th anniversary anthology of San Francisco's BEATITUDE in 2009, and for the Spring 2018 Cape Cod Poetry Review. His own work has appeared in a wide array of publications in the US and abroad. During a campaign of civil disobedience concerning homeless services, AIDS awareness, and the Iran-Contra scandal, he was arrested at the Reagan White House. At the time, he was working with the Community for Creative Non-Violence, helping to run the largest homeless shelter in the country (2 blocks from the U.S. Capitol).

Join us this Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 898 0112 6082

Password: stonesoup

5/5/21

May 5: Stone Soup 50th Anniversary Open Mic

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday May 5th, following Deta Galloway's amazing feature, Stone Soup continues with an extended all-open mic and invite anyone who missed our May 1st celebration to join in.

Join us this Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 867 4146 6918


Password: stonesoup

4/26/21

May 1: Stone Soup Celebrates it's Fiftieth Anniversary with Deta Galloway!


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via  Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

Join us for a special  three hour Stone Soup open mic this Saturday, May 1st, with Deta Galloway returning for an extended feature.

Deta Galloway was born in Kingston in the Jamaica West Indies.  She emigrated to America at eighteen years of age to live with American husband and study medicine.  She is educated in professional nursing, human services and  management, and currently specializes in behavioral nursing.

Her art life has been a central focus of her emotional and spiritual development.  It has been a driving force in the way she has practiced Nursing and cared for families from all walks of life, It is healing, compassion, and empowerment throughout the life stages.  She has lived and traveled deeply into the Southern States and lived for the last eighteen years in Georgia.

Deta began writing poetry at thirteen and has been published in several anthologies and journals.  She has performed with poets such as Etheridge Knight, Josephine Miles, Galway Kinnell, W. S. Merwin, Hayden Carruth, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef K, Brother Blue, Tom Oleary, and Elizabeth Mckim.and others.  She has read her work for numerous radio station including Radio Jamaica, (Subsidiary of the BBC). Her artwork has been exhibited and collected in museums both in the United States and Africa.

Join us on May 1st from 3:00 to 6:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 883 0104 2091

Password: stonesoup

4/9/21

This Weekend: The Cambridge Poetry MashUP Begins!

 


The first Cambridge Poetry MashUP is now going virtual. Stone Soup is proud to help sponsor the event as well as help facilitate the Zoom call for MashUP's opening day. Creator and founder Toni Bee has promised an amazing show that will go on, pandemic or not.

Please join us on Saturday April 10, starting at 3 PM ET, for an amazing ensemble of readers including main features include Reggie Gibson and Jade Sylvan. 

Join the Zoom link by clicking here. 

Meeting ID: 821 7205 0887

Passcode: MashUP

Visit the Cambridge Poetry MashUP website for more information as it comes.



4/5/21

New Date! April 28: David Leo Sirois Returns to Stone Soup

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, April 28, we welcome the well-traveled David Leo Sirois. 

David Leo Sirois is a Canadian-American poet who has had 100 publications in 7 countries (the US, France, England, India, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg & Zimbabwe). His work has been translated into French, & is now being translated into Spanish, German, & Czech, & possibly Serbian as well. He lived & performed in Paris for 7 years, & now hosts from his native New Brunswick, Canada, the global open mic Spoken World Online (SpokenWord Paris after the quarantine). His first poetry collection, Humbledoves (poems to Pigeons & plants) is available on Amazon for 7 humble dollars.

Join us on April 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 879 6844 3505

Password: stonesoup


4/2/21

April 21: Gloria Monaghan Features at Stone Soup Poetry

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, April 21, Gloria Monaghan returns to Stone Soup via virtual podium.

Gloria Monaghan is a Professor of Humanities at Wentworth University. She has published five books of poetry: Flawed (Finishing Line Press),Torero (Nixes Mate), The Garden (Flutter Press), False Spring (Adelaide), and Hydrangea (Kelsay Books). Her poems have appeared in Alexandria Quarterly, 2River, Adelaide, Aurorean, Chiron, Nixes-Mate, First Literary Review East, among others. In 2018 her poem, “Into Grace” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her book False Spring was nominated for the Griffin Prize. 

Join us on April 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 897 8734 7023

Password: stonesoup

4/1/21

April 14: Stone Soup All-Open Mic

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday April 14, due to rescheduling, we take a break with an all-open mic.

Join us this Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 852 3098 3373

Password: stonesoup