July 7th: Richard Cambridge Features

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 July 7th, Stone Soup provides an appropriate end to the Fourth of July holiday weeked with a performance by poet and activist Richard Cambridge.

Richard Cambridge, poet and activist, is co-founder of Singing with the Enemy & Presente!, a troupe of artists and activists that addresses controversial themes on the American political landscape. His poetry has appeared in The Paterson Literary Review, Heartland Journal, Asheville Poetry Review and others. His awards include The Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize and he was a finalist for a residency at the Fine Arts Work Shop in Provincetown, MA. He is a long-time resident of Cambridge, MA where he curates the Poets’ Theater at Club Passim, and co-hosts Squawk Coffeehouse at the Harvard Epworth Church. In 2003 he received the Cambridge Peace and Justice Award for the contributions of his art and activism. In 2005 his book of poems, PULSA— A Book of Books was published by Hanover Press.

Click here for a sample poem by Richard Cambridge.