6/12/24

June 13: Stone Soup Poetry Online All Open Mic

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday online from 7:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. Stay tuned for updates on any future live gatherings. HOWEVER, this week, due to a scheduling conflict, we are having an all-open mic this Thursday on June 13 with features hopefully returning next week.

Join us on June 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 892 7984 3023

Password: stonesoup 


6/4/24

June 5: Stone Soup Poetry Online All Open Mic

 
 
Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday online from 7:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. Stay tuned for updates on any future live gatherings. On June 5, we continue our march towards summer with another all-open mic. 

Join us on June 5 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 880 5999 1515

Password: stonesoup 

 

5/14/24

May 29: Valerie Loveland Features at Stone Soup Poetry

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday online from 7:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. Stay tuned for updates on any future live gatherings. On May 29, Valerie Loveland closes out Stone Soup's anniversary month reading from her new collection.

Valerie Loveland’s book [unsolved mysteries theme song], poems about the 1980s TV show Unsolved Mysteries, was published this year. She likes audio poetry, silent movies and knitting. After being gone for a long time, she moved back to where she grew up in New Jersey.

Join us on May 29 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 846 0873 9124

Password: stonesoup

5/13/24

May 22: Elizabeth Doran Features at Stone Soup Poetry

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday online from 7:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. Stay tuned for updates on any future live gatherings. On May 22, we celebrate the return of poet and poetry advocate Elizabeth Doran.

Elizabeth Doran is a painter and poet. From 2011-2020 She was the manager of the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Cambridge, MA. Elizabeth lives in The Back Bay of Boston. She has read at many venues in Cambridge and Boston.

Join us on May 22 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 864 3187 3150

Password: stonesoup 


5/12/24

May 15: C.C. Arshagra Features at Stone Soup Poetry

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday online from 7:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. Stay tuned for updates on any future live gatherings. On May 15, Stone Soup's anniversary month continues with artistic entrepreneur C.C. Arshagra.

Recognized as one of the most dedicated followers of the open microphone circuit, C.C. Arshagra won a Boston award for participating in the most open microphones in 2000. He is the author of Emotional Geography, Poems, Scared Sacred, Death of an Ego, What Manner of Character and now the open microphone / human rights, free speech, and the word. In addition, he writes song lyrics. A veteran video producer of the Stone Poet Poets weekly CCTV shows. Feature poet at several Stone Soup Anniversary shows including year 45 with his poetry art band Funk Physics with legendary guest musicans Blake Newman and Ken Field performing live to improvised music. Core Funk Physics bandmates Derrik Bosse and Matt Belliveau. History includes working with jazz artists: Jeff Robinson Trio JR3’s Poetry Jam, Ken Field’s Board of Education and Michael Caglianone’s Zen Bastards. 

His live improvisations include the 4 CD series The ID “inkless dialogue” poems / Spoken mind Poetry; this work exists in sound form only. He also has produced many radio and video shows for broadcast, including Stone Soup Poetry (CCTV / Cambridge, MA), "The Worlds On" (SCTV - Somerville, MA), "The I Do Not Know Show," "The Divide and Conquer News Report" (WESU 88.1 Middletown CT) and "Dear Dead People with Uncle CC" (YouTube). His paradigm art project The Human Room Open Voice / THROV.life aims to bring into fruition the internet’s first global participant-owned free speech platform. Podcasts in production include The WORD Show / Worlds Of Resolved Dichotomies, Plus the experimental film/ video projects DocuDialogue, C.C. Arshagra’s In Conversation With, and Naked, Vulnerable and Being are just some of his film/video works in progress. Arshagra walks the walk, speaks soul to soul and is humbled by life as an artist. His canvas of creativity is expansive and his favorite mantra is “love is not afraid.” 

Arshagra is an autodidact raised by an Armenian genocide survivor who taught him profound attitudes of benevolence: no hate, no enemy, no blame and no vengeance He spent many years in Boston and Cambridge – urban areas that nourish the voices of emerging poets and encourage free speech as a common language, free of social limitations and cultural constraints. His journey of transcendence draws strength from movement and healing arts, and constantly renews itself with profound commitment to love. In more recent years, his writing has been complemented by work on websites that serve free speech and humanitarian goals.

Join us on May 15 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 812 4396 5985

Password: stonesoup


5/6/24

May 8: Mark Lipman Features at Stone Soup Poetry

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday online from 7:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. Stay tuned for updates on any future live gatherings. On May 8, Stone Soup's anniversary month continues with special feature Mark Lipman.

Mark Lipman, founder of the press Vagabond, the Culver City Book Festival, the Elba Poetry Festival; winner of the 2015 Joe Hill Labor Poetry Award; the 2016 International Latino Book Award and the 2023 L’Alloro di Dante (Dante’s Laurel - Italy), a writer, poet, multi-media artist, activist and author of fourteen books, began his career as the writer-in residence at the world famous Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France (2002-2003). Since then he has worked closely with such legendary poets as Lawrence Ferlinghetti and Jack Hirschman on many projects and for the last twenty years has established a strong international following as a leading voice of his generation. He’s the host and foreign correspondent for the radio program, Poetry from Around the World for Poets CafĂ© on KPFK 90.7FM Los Angeles. As Mark continues to travel the world, he uses poetry to connect communities to the greater social justice issues, while building consciousness through the spoken word.

Join us on May 8 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 827 7647 9595

Password: stonesoup


5/1/24

May 1: Stone Soup's 53rd Anniversary All-Open Mic

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday online from 7:00-9:00 PM via Zoom. Stay tuned for updates on any future live gatherings. On May 1, Stone Soup marks it's fifty-third anniversary with an all-open mic with features to follow for the rest of May.

Join us on May 1 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 834 1051 5272

Password: stonesoup