November 1st: Jane Ormerod 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 October 1st, we continue as one of the longest weekly poetry venues in New England with new visiting feature, Jane Ormerod.

Jane Ormerod is the author of the full-length poetry collection, Recreational Vehicles on Fire (Three Rooms Press, 2009), the chapbook 11 Films (Modern Metrics, 2008), and the spoken word CD Nashville Invades Manhattan. Born on the south coast of England, she now lives in New York City.

A regular on the New York poetry and spoken word circuit, readings have included The Knitting Factory, The Bowery Poetry Club, The Cornelia Street Cafe, Galapagos Art Space, and The Stone where Jane has taken part in performances and readings of Gertrude Stein's Pink Melon Joy, and the work of Blaise Cendrars and Walt Whitman. She also performs extensively across the United States and beyond - San Francisco to Portland, Boston, Philadelphia, Princeton, Salt Lake City, Canada, Ireland, The Netherlands to name just a few places.

She is host of the reading series Emotional Rescue at The Cornelia Street Café, and is a founding editor at Uphook Press.

"Her's is not just poetry to mull over. On the page or in live performance, it is what happens when language is taken by surprise. Jane Ormerod is a member of that venerable assembly of wordshakers that first made their appearance in the paleolithic caves and who still carry on in our day."

- Alex Caldiero, Sonosopher & Artist in Residence at Utah Valley University