March 10th: Thade Correa Features

Photo by Caleb Cole

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. On March 10, we have the pleasure of welcoming Thade Correa for his first Stone Soup feature.

Thade Correa was born January 17, 1983 and grew up in Hammond, Indiana. He attended Indiana University Bloomington where he studied literature, piano, and music composition. His work has appeared in Modern Haiku, Doug Holder's column "Lyrical Somerville," and Ibbetson
Street. His prominent influences include Whitman, Rilke, Neruda, Ginsberg, Stevens, and Ashbery. He currently works as a permanent substitute teacher at a school in Roxbury, which sometimes involves his having to deflect flying metal chairs.

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March 3rd: Bill Perrault and Ann Carhart Feature

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. On March 3rd, friends and Stone Soup regulars Bill Perrault and Ann Carhart to Feature.

Photo by Chad Parenteau

Bill Perrault was born and lived in Biddeford ME until he finished college for which he had paid by working as a weaver in the textilemills. From 1958 to 1960, the U S Army sent him to Germany as a medic andEducational Counselor. He took the opportunity to tour Europe at that time. When his tour of duty was over, he came home and six weeks later,he married his wife, Lorraine. In 1964, the first of their four children was born and, to date, they are now the proud grandparents of seven. After he and Lorraine married, he began his career teaching high school French and Latin in Maine and upper New York State. He did graduate studies at University of Maine and wrote his masters thesis on Guillaume Apollinaire. In 1973, he moved to Massachusetts to work for Polaroid. Bill now lives in Lowell. Throughout his life, he has enjoyed poetry andphotography. Bill was always the one with a notebook with him to write and a camera to take a picture. He never knew when he might be inspired or find a picture that just needed to be taken. In his retirement, the free time allows him to take these passions to a new level. If it’s joining the Poets in Boston for the Stone Soup Poets or producing local TV programs in Cambridge and Lowell, he is enjoying his creative life. Bill Has been published in the Stone Soup Anthology 2003, Out of the Blue Writers Unite Anthology, and various web pages, and if you are lucky enoughto be on his e-mail list, the poetry is Hot Off The Presses! Bill has featured, performed and sometimes hosted at open mikes all over NewEngland--including: COOL COFFEE in Biddeford, ME, Bestseller’s Cafe inMedford, MA his Walden Pond Series and, of course, Out Of the BlueGallery. Bill is a staple figure at the Gallery in Cambridge, MA and has faithfully supported the events they hold there every day/night of the week-- Stone Soup Poets, WordBeat, Open Bark and all.

Photo by Bill Perrault

Anne Carhart considers herself to be an old Cambridge poet but readily admits being born in Brooklyn and falling in love with poetry while living in the Village and attending NYU. She has an M.A. in Writing and one in Counseling/Psychology from Cambridge's Lesley University and an Ed.D. from UMass. Her poems have appeared in the anthology Cries of the Spirit, Heat City Review, Earth's Daughters, The Hartford Courant and Spare Change News. Ibbetson Street Press published her first book, Sanctus! Sanctus! Sanctus! She is working on her next book, A Kid From Brooklyn.

See the Spoonful website for samples of the poets' work.
February 25th: Harris Gardner and Lainie Senechal Return to Stone Soup

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 February 25th, we welcome the return of of past Stone Soupers Harris Gardner and Lainie Senechal.

Harris Gardner's poetry credits include The Jewish Advocate; The Harvard Review; Midstream; Cool Plums; Rosebud; Fulcrum; The Aurorean; Providence Journal; Spare Change News; Endicott Review; Ibbetson Street, and anthologies like City of Poets and I Refused to Die-A Holocaust Study by Susie Davidson. His first book of poetry wa Co-authored with Lainie Senechal a volume of poetry: Chalice of Eros. His next collection: Lest They Become, was published by Ibbetson Street Press. His newest collection, Among Us, was pubished in November, 2007 by Cervena Barva Press. He is the host of two poetry venues and the founder of Boston National Poetry Month Festival, 2001 to the present. He is the co-founder (with Doug Holder) of Breaking Bagels with the Bards, a weekly poetry community; Poet-in-Residence, Endicott College. He was nominated for the Pushcart Prize in 2005 and receieved honorable mention for the Boyle-Farber Prize in 2004.

Lainie Senechal is a poet, painter, and environmental science teacher. She has published over 75 poems in various publications including Dasoku, The Larcom Review, Spare Change, The Aurorean (featured poet 2002), Ibbetson Street, The Journal of Modern Writing, Wilderness House Literary Review, and The South Boston Literary Gazette. She has featured at many venues throughout New England. She has co-authored two volumes of poetry: Chalice of Eros with Harris Gardner and Naiad’s Lantern with her sisters. Her poetry appears in three anthologies: City of Poets, Bagels with the Bards, Bagelbard Anthology No. 2 and Wilderness House Literary Review, The Best of Volume1. In 2008 her chapbook Vocabulary of Awakening will be released by Pudding House.

Click here for a sample of Gardner and Senechal's collaboration.