November 5th: Al Gundy Features

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 November 5th, we welcome one of our newest young open mikers, Al Gundy, as a feature.

Al Gundy wrote his first novel, "The Mystery of the Golden Watch," in first grade, with his best friend. Since then, little time passes when he's not clicking away at a keyboard. In addition to poetry and prose, he is the author of his own 16-year-old family comic strip, "Elo & Anson", which can be read at www.eloandanson.com. When he's not workin at the wordin, or hanging out with his beloved friends, he's making his living at a cafe. Al is very appreciative of everyone who supports local poetry and art, and hopes to see you at Stone Soup.



Welcome Deborah M. Priestly and Devon Prevost.

Upcoming Features

October 29th: Stone Soup celebrates Halloween with the return of Cat and D.A. “Da Butcha” Boucher of The Collective.

November 5th: The debut feature of Al Gundy.

November 12th: Linda Larson reads from his newest collection, washing the stones.

November 19th: Penhallow Press introduces Jeffrey Croteau.

November 26th: A visit from Native American poet and editor Susan Deer Cloud.


October 29th: The Collective Celebrates Halloween

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 October 29th, Stone Soup presents a special Halloween performance with DA Boucher, aka "Da Butcha," and the poetry troupe known as the Collective.

From DA Boucher:

The Collective has been performing since 1994 when the Short Attention Span Poet put together a show for Stone Soup Poetry at TT the Bear’s Place in Cambridge, MA . The Collective line-up has included poets such as RAT, Jeff Taylor, Marc Goldfinger, Diana Saenz, the Spank Me Grrlz, and many others.

The founding charter members are poets, Da Butcha & C*A*T and bass player, Black Wednesday. The Collective has brought their brand of new American poetry to audiences from Maine to Rhode Island & Massachusetts to New York and all the New England states in between, except Vermont. The poets of the Collective pride themselves as being the most daring and cutting edge poets in poetry today, no subject is avoided or thought of as taboo, they have done sets with titles and subject matter such as, “Tales From the Sh*thouse”, poetry about crap, “Sewer Monsters”, nakedness, paint, rolling naked in paint on an American flag, & all sorts of political poetry that slams the U. S. political & war machine.

No other poetry performance troupe has taken the chances that the Collective has. Every time the Collective is on stage, they raise the bar for all poet performers and poets in general. They must be doing something right because they are the most talked about poets or troupe, good or bad, slammed or praised, everyone from Michael Brown to Lee Kidd and Jonathan Leavitt to Jeff Robinson have something to say about, the Collective. Come see THE Premier Poetry Performance Troupe that everyone’s talking about, the Collective.
October 22nd: Deborah M. Priestly and Devon Prevost 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 October 22nd, gallery co-owner Deborah Priestly returns to feature alongside her partner, Devon Prevost.

Deborah M. Priestly hosts Open Bark Candelite Poetry night every Saturday at Out of The Blue. She has been published in many small press journals, anthologies, and local newspapers. She has also taught poetry workshops through the Newton Public Schools via Douglas Holder and at the Very Special Arts in Boston, Massachusetts. She holds a Women’s Creative Healing Arts Group at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery on Sundays from 1 to 5PM r She co-leads this group with Devon Prevost.

Sculptress Devon Prevost is a graduate of Lesley College. She has been producing art and writing poetry since a young age of nine and still continues to evolve and find her strength and voice. She had art shows at Leslie University and was part of a Tsunami Fundraising Project where she co-produced a mural which currently hangs in Porter Square for all to see. She is now a familiar face now around the Out of the Blue Art Gallery, at Stone Soup and at Open Bark.


Reminder for Monday the 15th

Nathan Graziano Features Tonight.

Spoonful Journal # 1 is Up

We're pleased to announce issue # 1 of Spoonful, an online journal
that serves as an ongoing tribute to the Stone Soup Poetry scene.

Issue # 1 can now be observed here.



Ann Carhart, John Landry, Gordon Marshall, Margaret Nairn, Joanna
Nealon, Deborah M. Priestly, Colorado T. Sky, James Van Looy, and
Rafael Woolf.


Bill Barnum, Yonit Bousany, Anne Brudevold, Susan Deer Cloud, Timothy
Gager, Steve Glines, Marc D. Goldfinger, Paul hapenny, Walter
Howard, Coleen T. Houlihan, Linda Larson, Ryan Miller, Chad
Parenteau, Jack Powers, Lisa Reade, Erin Reardon, Tom Sheehan,
Colorado T. Sky, Jade Sylvan, Tracy L. Strauss, and Carol Weston.


Caleb Cole, James Conant, Edward S. Gault, Bill Perrault, and Cindy

Visit the website for updated submission information regarding Issue
# 2, scheduled to be published in the winter. There will be
additional updates to the site later this month.

Thank you,

Chad Parenteau
Lynne Sticklor