Monday May 7th, Stone Soup's John Wieners Tribute Featuring Charley Shively and Friends

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. May marks the 36th Anniversary of Stone Soup Poetry, and it will be marked with a tribute to the late poet and Stone Soup staple John Wieners led by Charley Shivey, along with Jim Dunn, John Landry, and Ryan Miller.

Charley Shively is the author of Nuestra SeƱora de los Dolores, San Francisco Experience. He has written two volumes regarding Walt Whitman's correspondence, Calamus Lovers and Drum Beats, and The History of the Conception of Death in America 1650-1860 (1988).He was the founding editor of Fag Rag (one of the first gay-liberation publications in the country) and Good Gay Poets Press, publisher of John Wieners' seminal text Behind the State Capitol or Cincinnati Pike. He is Professor Emeritus of the UMass Boston History Department.

Jim Dunn of Philadelphia is the author of Convenient Hole (Pressed Wafer 2004) and Insects In Sex (Fallen Angel Press, 1995). He has served as the Poet-In-Residence at Endicott College and has also participated in the Prison Poetry reading Program at BU. His work appears in can we have our ball back?, Meanie, and the anthology celebrating John Wieners , The Blind See Only In This World. He lives in Beverly, Massachusetts.

John Landry is the Poet Laureate of New Bedford where he hosts the Whaling City Review LIVE poetry series in the Frederick Douglass Gallery of Gallery X. His work appears in New College Review, North Coast Review, Beatitude, onedit, Citizen 32, Range, Sliding Uteri, Meanie, Poetry Motel, Greenfield Review, Appeal to Reason, Contact II and elsewhere. His book Whaleopolis or Orpheus in Whaletown will appear in 2008.

Ryan Miller from Brockton has had work appear in the New College Review in San Francisco. He has read at Joyce Ellen Gallery in New London, UMass Dartmouth, the Brockton Public Library, Poetribe, Legacy, and Stone Soup. He will have work in the 50th anniversary
edition of Beatitude.

Click here for a sample of Charly Shively's work.

Click here for a sample of Jim Dunn's work.

Click here for a sample of John Landry's work.

Click here for a sample of Ryan Miller's work.

Click here to learn more about John Wieners (1934-2002).


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