9/10/21

September 29: Denise Washington 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 September 29, we close out September with poet and organizer Denise Washington.

Denise Washington, was born and raised in Roxbury, Massachusetts. She was a METCO student who graduated from Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Television Production / Creative Writing from Emerson College and her Master of Science degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College. 

For quite some time she lived in North Hollywood and worked as the assistant to the producer for the WB sitcom "The Wayan Brothers Show" and as a production coordinator and worked her way up to a team writer for the HBO sitcom "Arli$$. 

She is an Elma Lewis School of Fine Arts alumni, a voice student of the late John Andrew Ross and Ed Bullins is her playwright mentor.

Currently, she is an educator in the Boston Public School System nurturing souls on a daily basis. She also enjoys teaching meditation, Yoga & Zumba to the children, their families and school staff! 

Denise is the Founder, CEO and Producer of #Pop-Up Poetry series, A Denise Plays Hard Event, coming to a neighborhood near you!” This concept was birth with her second grade class students at the Mather Elementary School. 

On April 22, 2018, to commensurate National Poetry Month, her first #Pop-Up Poetry series was in a garden. Her students, their families and people from the community came. Haywood Fannell was the Guest Poet, a host of students, their family members, friends and poets from the community dropped a verse and a rhyme. 

Since April 22nd 2018, Poetry has been popping up across the City of Boston and beyond! Denise has met so many talented people along the way, of different ages, and walks of life that have a love for poetry, and enjoy using this platform to share their poems! 

This is also a health & wellness venture! Did you know there are some health benefit to listening and writing poetry? It improves cognitive mood, well being and stress, just to name a few.

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

The meeting ID is 870 3900 7224

Password: stonesoup

8/24/21

September 15: Sam Cha 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 September 15, we invite you to a special feature with Sam Cha.

Sam Cha is from Korea. He earned an MFA at UMass Boston. A 2017 recipient of the St. Boltoph’s Club Emerging Artists Prize, his work has appeared in apt, Assay, Best New Poets 2016, Boston Review, DIAGRAM, Memorious, and Missouri Review. His chapbook, American Carnage, was published by Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs in 2018. His full-length collection of cross-genre work, The Yellow Book, was published by [PANK] Books in 2020. Sam lives and writes in Cambridge, MA.

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

The meeting ID is  829 9463 6404

Password: stonesoup
 

8/23/21

Septemer 8: Meg Smith Features at Stone Soup Poetry

Photo by Derek Savoia

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 September 8, we welcome back Meg Smith.

Meg Smith is a writer, journalist, dancer and events producer living in Lowell, Mass.
Her poetry has appeared recently in Muddy River Poetry Review, The Cafe Review, Poetry Bay, Polarity and many others.

She served on the board of Lowell Celebrates Kerouac! for fifteen years, and is author of five poetry books and a short fiction collection, The Plague Confessor.

She welcomes visits to megsmithwriter. com.

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

The meeting ID is 860 4000 6321

Password: stonesoup


September 1: Stone Soup All Open Mic Tonight

 


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 September 1, we close out the month with an all open mic while prepping for September.

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

The meeting ID is  892 6816 1630

Password: stonesoup

August 25: Stone Soup All Open Mic Tonight

 


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 August 25, we close out the month with an all open mic while prepping for September.

Join us on August 25 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 853 9060 6929

Password: stonesoup

8/5/21

August 18: Stephanie Kaylor 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 August 18 we welcome Stephanie Kaylor.

Stephanie Kaylor is a PhD student in Feminist Studies at UC Santa Barbara and Reviews Editor at Glass: A Journal of Poetry. They completed their MA in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany and were a participant of the Tin House Summer Workshop. Her most recent and forthcoming work can be found in publications including Protean Magazine, Flypaper Lit, and beestung.

Join us on August 18 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 842 7231 0173

Password: stonesoup


7/24/21

August 11: John Stickney 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 August 11, John Stickney takes time from being on the road to have his first feature since becoming our online friend.

John Stickney has been a poet and writer for 40 plus years, first in Cleveland, Ohio, now in Wilmington, NC. The recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award for Poetry from the Ohio Arts Council, his poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines (including Oddball Magazine, Pocket Lint, Exquisite Corpse, Medusa’s Kitchen, Alien Buddha Zine, and North of Oxford). John has performed his work on the radio and television, and his work has been performed by others both on stage and set to music. His work has published in two collections: Works of art are like questions or problems put by their inventor to the public at large (PA Press) and These Americans Moments (Burning Press). He has published book reviews, interviews and featured articles, as well as Art reviews and criticism. 

His short fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, ThugLit, Needles, Beat to a Pulp among others. His authored short monologue, “ Pandemic Travels” and authored short film, Hungry were released in two separate programs via Eventbrite in 2021. John is currently a member of The Writers of the Forest, Port City Playwrights’s Project, the North Carolina Poetry Society, The Ohio Poetry Association and the North Carolina Writers Network.

 Join us on August 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 853 6559 8832

Password: stonesoup

 

7/19/21

August 4: Gloria Mindock 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 August 4, we welcome poet, editor and publisher Gloria Mindock, who is celebrating the release of her latest collection.

Gloria Mindock is the author of Ash (Glass Lyre Press), I Wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me (Nixes Mate Books), Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press), La Portile Raiului, translated into Romanian by Flavia Cosma (Ars Longa Press, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Šoku Štampa, Montenegro), and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson St. Press). Widely published in the USA and abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into eleven languages. Gloria is editor of Červená Barva Press and was the Poet Laureate in Somerville, MA in 2017 & 2018. Her book Ash was awarded the Speak Up Talk Radio Firebird Book Award in July, 2021. Ash is also translated into Serbian by Milutin Durickovic and will be out shortly by ALMA Press in Belgrade.

Join us on August 4 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 821 2631 3558

Password: stonesoup

 

 

7/7/21

July 28: Laura Kiesel 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 July 28, we welcome Laura Kiesel and celebrate her new collection, Swallowing the Stem of Adam’s Apple.

Laura Kiesel is a longtime poet, essayist and journalist. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Vice, Vox, Ozy, Narratively, Salon, The Manifest-Station and many others. Her poems have been featured in upstreet, Medulla Review. Fox Chase Review, Blue Lake Review, Stone Highway Review, Noctua Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Wilderness House Literary Review. Originally from Brooklyn, New York she now lives in the Boston area where she teaches creative nonfiction, literary journalism and poetry at Grub Street and Arlington Center for the Arts. She is the servant of two adorable but demanding cats and has a habit of staying up way too late at night, usually reading.

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

The meeting ID is 883 4640 5086

Password: stonesoup