February 8: Eric Howes 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 February 8, Stone Soup continues its tradition of

Eric Howes has a longstanding love affair with the written word. He has done poetry readings up and down the Mississippi river and more recently in greater Boston. His work focuses on not only the well-spring of inspiration associated with the artisitc life, but also what flanks it, influences it, struggles through it, and construes either clarity or confusion from it. His style has been described as simultaneously deft and weighty but never daft and light; a penchant for superceding metaphor and overt predictability in the secretive. Straddling the borderline of what slam is constructed for and what the literati pursue in the everyday, he can be seen regularly at the Cantab lounge and Out of the Blue gallery in Cambridge and Brew'd Awakening coffeehaus in Lowell.