Thank You, Adam

Photo by Bill Perrault

With Stone Soup's occasional scheduling problems, we are grateful to Adam Theilker, past feature and occasional host of Stone Soup, for his excellent feature on August 6th, performing from memory the poem "Horatius" by Thomas Babington Macaulay. This was done with little notice and no advance advertising. It was a full audience that was left amazed by his recitation.

We always look forward to Adam's features and open mike performances, whether it's his own poetry or work he clearly loves.

Click here to read the poem.
September 3rd: Philip Hasouris and Frank Miller Feature

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On September 3rd, Stone Soup welcomes back Brockton Library Poetry hosts Philip Hasouris and Frank Miller.

Philip Hasouris has been writing for many years. Like most poets, he began unsure of his words. kept them hidden in notebooks, draws, closets, always in the back of his mind. started reading publicly and eventually people started listening. since then, he has taken every opportunity to share the words.

Born in Scotland and educated both there and in the U.S., Frank Miller now works in sales. "I started writing almost seven years ago and, despite the pleas of the public, continue to do so. If there is anything to interest you it will be found in the poetry. My life certainly would not be entertaining enough to warrant a second glance."


Last Chance to Submit!

Spoonful will be accepting poems and/or artwork until midnight tonight for issue #1. Anything submitted afterwards will be considered for issue # 2 in the winter.

Click here for submission information.
August 27th: Anne Brudevold Features

Photo by Bill Perrault

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On August 27th, Stone Soup introduces poet, fiction writer, and editor of the upcoming journal Eden Waters Press, Anne Brudevold.

Anne Brudevold has taught writing at UMASS Amherst, Westfield State College, Holyoke Community College, and creative writing at SUNY Stonybrook. She was co-poetry editor of the internationally distributed journal Peregrine. Her poetry and fiction have been accepted in Poets On:, Onthebus, Windhorse, Small Pond, Pleaides, Black Bough, Mississippi Review, Bagelbards Anthology #2, Ibbetson Street, Wilderness House Literary Review, and others.

Wilderness House Literary Review
is featuring a serial version of her novel Hunter Moon, and plans to publish the full length version in print. She was runner up for Best Short Story in The Optimist, a newspaper of Western MA. She publishes The Eden River Press, which has done a chapbook, and has an anthology and several chapbooks in the works. A sample poem follows below.

Near East

we begin the early morning digging in Judea
under a sky of dim, the dullest saphire
and ochre stars, we work a half-dug empire
suddenly in one small hour
dawn! the sun's rays rake an old design
lend the earth colors veined like mines
our ditches hesitate, then catch fire
ancient roads lighten, slowly wind
to nearest nearest east; these acres bloom
infant bones in urns of metal flame
priestess crowns, warrior swords, tooled sheeep bones
dried flowers for a camel with no name
in their stony birth pits they reach to sing
newly rising Solomon, copper king

Click here to visit Eden Waters Press.


In the prior post (and Yahoo! Groups message) on the Highway Poets, we incorrectly listed Colorado T Sky, Gypsypashn and Marc Goldfinger on last night's bill. We found out too late that this was not the case and had neglected to post the bio of J. Barrett Wolf, who was slated to appear. This has been corrected on the main site.

We apologize for the error.


August 20th: The Highway Poets Return

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery (located on 106 Prospect Street in Cambridge) with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m. On August 20th, The Highway poets make their annual return to the venue as one of their many New England stops in celebration of Biker Poetry Month in August.

Photos by Bill Perrault

K.Peddlar Bridges is the co-founder of the Biker Poets & Writers Association and founder of the RoadPoet online magazine. He also serves as a columnist for CT Cruise News and motorcyclegoodies.com. An occasional writing workshop teacher, his work has appeared in numerous publications and has made many radio and television appearances.

J Barrett Wolf is the Editor of the New York version of RoadPoet. First published in the 1970's, he has had hs work published in print and online magazines around the country, with Spanish translations of his work appearing in Caribbean newspapers. His most recent work can be found in the anthology Passing from PoetWorks Press and Raised By Wolves, written with K. Peddlar Bridges.