November 10: Chris Warner Features

Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery, now at its new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.  On November 10,  we welcome back Chris Warner for her first full-length Stone Soup feature.

Chris Warner, graduate of the Harvard University School of Education (M.Ed., ’97), is (still) an emerging poet, and the author of a micro-chapbook, Strokes (Mostly) in Silence;  her poem, “Engulfed” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  She’s been much-compared to Anne Sexton, and is also often described in terms of royalty, as in: ‘The Queen of Longing,’ and ‘The Princess of Suburban Dystopia.’  Chris also teaches yoga, core strength, and mindfulness meditation in West Boxford, MA, and offers workshops (including MBSR) throughout the greater Boston area.  In January of 2014, Chris began co-leading the creative writing program for inmates at MCI Concord, medium security prison.Her writing process is, as Stephen King says, “ass in seat.”  Everyday.  And she also works, everyday, at letting go of attachment to outcome.