|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.