12/31/19

March 18: Pam Rosenblatt Returns to Stone Soup Poetry



Update: Cancelled due to COVID-19-related gallery shutdown. New date to be announced.

Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On March 18, we welcome Pam Rosenblatt back to Stone Soup's stage on the eve of her new chapbook, Simply Poems, being published.

"As a poet, I write poems about a diverse topics that range from the philosophy of words to a doe that leaps to abstract art to a letter to the U.S.A. When I am not crafting a poem, I practice on my acoustic guitar or sketch on a sketchpad. I have worked as an arts editor for an online literary magazine, as arts reporter for local weekly newspaper and as assistant editor for an international literary editor. My poetry and articles have been published online and in poetry journals. Besides Simply Poems, I wrote two other chapbooks: On How to Read - The Manual (Ibbetson Press, Somerville, MA, 2008) and And the birds still fly (Eden Waters Press, Boston, MA, 2012)."

March 4: Skoot Mosby Returns to Stone Soup


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On March 4 we welcome back the talented Skoot Mosby, who has continued to support Stone Soup on stage and behind the scenes as our talent scout.

Skoot Mosby is a heavy hitting poet. As the Poetry Club president and the face of Roxbury Community College, he has created many successful events, such as No Filter, Man vs Police,” and What That Mouth Do. Skoot is taking the poetry world by storm with his freestyle abilities on the mic. Skoot has featured at Rapping With The Writers, Comic Con, Roxbury Rocks, Art is Life Itself, Hope Inc., Verbalization, Lizard Lounge, and Stone Soup. In a major addition to his features, Skoot has been a 3x Semi finalist National Slam Team. Skoot has also served as a member of the Compassionate Poets and an assistant facilitator for Writers Without Margins.

12/30/19

February 27: John Lane Features at Stone Soup Poetry




Updated with New Date due to Scheduling conflict!

Stone Soup Poetry Normally meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. This coming Thursday, on February 27, Stone Soup welcomes local poet John Lane, who will be celebrating the release of his newest collection, dry stick prayer.

A keen explorer of the juxtaposed words of life's mundane sacraments, John Lane has observed poetry to follow him at the discrete distance of a mocking cloud.

A now sober elf, there is no need to offer him drink or food; he had an apple on the train.

February 19: Black Byrd hosts All-Open Mic at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On February 19, join us for a special all-open mic as hosted by local poet on the rise, Black Byrd

More information coming.

February 12: Damon Features at Stone Soup Poetry





Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. On February 12, Stone Soup welcomes another exciting new voice to our podium. Read below to find out more about the poet Damon. 

"My name is Damon, I’m an old soul living in young man’s body. Thoughts flow through mind a thousand miles a minute. I’m honest person who lives my truth and not a shame of it. My poetry comes from observational point of view, life experiences, and the vibes around me. Poetry to me opens the soul to learn, to feel, to manifest one’s inner self. I am the truth of reality, I am prophet."

February 5: Rachael Hershon Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. We kick off February 5 with Rachael Hershon, who reads at Stone Soup Poetry for the first time.

Rachael Hershon's work has appeared in Amaryllis Poetry, Bop Dead City, and Random Sample Review, among others. Her work largely revolves around the themes of home, family, and sexuality. She is originally from Framingham and currently teaches English in the greater Boston area.

January 29: David P. Miller Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated.On January 29, we welcome back David Miller as he reads from his brand new collection.

David P. Miller’s collection, Sprawled Asleep, was published in late 2019 by Nixes Mate Books. His chapbook, The Afterimages, was published by Červená Barva Press. His poems have recently appeared in Meat for Tea, Hawaii Pacific Review, Turtle Island Quarterly, poems2go, riverbabble, Nixes Mate Review, The Lily Poetry Review, Peacock Journal, Redheaded Stepchild, The Blue Pages, and What Rough Beast, among others. He is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets. 

His poem “Add One Father to Earth” was awarded an Honorable Mention by Robert Pinsky for the New England Poetry Club's 2019 Samuel Washington Allen Prize competition. With a background in experimental theater before turning to poetry, David was a member of the multidisciplinary Mobius Artists Group of Boston for 25 years. He was a librarian at Curry College in Massachusetts, from which he retired in June 2018.

January 22: Stone Soup All-Open Mic



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. Join us on January 22 for our first all-open mic of the year.

Bring your winter poems!

Your anti-winter poems!

Your poems about the impeachment!

About the Virginia rally!

About whatever you like!

Winter madness and cabin fever isn't going to cure itself!

See you tonight!


January 15: Terry Orlando Jones Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated.On January 15, we welcome the multi-talented veteran performer Terry Orlando Jones to the podium.

Terry “Orlando” Jones, a native of Dorchester, is a man of many talents and has been involved in the music business for over 15 years. Terry is musically inclined and has a very strong musical background. He is very skillful, and talented when it comes to his music. “Music is the love of his life and is energy for his soul."

12/13/19

January 8: A.J. Odasso Featuires at Stone Soup Poetry


Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for features are appreciated. Join us on January 8 as we kick off 2020 with a feature by visiting poet A.J. Odasso.

A.J. Odasso’s poetry has appeared in a variety of publications, including Sybil’s Garage, Mythic Delirium, Midnight Echo, Not One of Us, Dreams & Nightmares, Goblin Fruit, Strange Horizons, Stone Telling, Farrago’s Wainscot, Liminality, Battersea Review, Barking Sycamores, SWAMP Writing, Belmont Story Review, New England Review of Books, and Rascal. A.J.’s début collection, Lost Books (Flipped Eye Publishing), was nominated for the 2010 London New Poetry Award and was also a finalist for the 2010/2011 People’s Book Prize. Their second collection with Flipped Eye, The Dishonesty of Dreams, was released in 2014.  Their third collection, The Sting of It, was shortlisted for the 2017 Sexton Prize under a former title before being published by Tolsun Books in 2019.  Their prose has appeared in the Hidden Youth (Crossed Genres) and Knowing Why (Autistic Self-Advocacy Network) anthologies, as well as in the Winter 2017 and Spring 2018 issues of Pulp Literature. They hold an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Boston University and serve as Senior Poetry Editor at Strange Horizons magazine.
 

12/2/19

December 18: Suzanne O’Toole Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On December 18, Suzanne O'Toole has her first Stone Soup feature.

Suzanne O’Toole is a Boston-based spoken word poet who enjoys acting and particularly loves lending her voice to several characters on various podcasts. She can be found playing the voice of Janet’s mother, Theresa Clarke, on the space-themed time-traveling show Solutions to Problems. Most recently, she can be heard voicing the Honorable Margaret Fly on the newly released surrealistic podcast Wait Wait Don’t Teleport Me. Her poetry has been published in The Canton Citizen, Canton Writes (volumes 2014-2019), and Oddball Magazine. She welcomes acting, voice work, & spoken word opportunities and can be reached at suzanne.m.otoole@gmail.com.

December 11: Stone Soup Particpates in the Fort Point Holiday Stroll


Join various Stone Soup poets on December 11 from 6:00 to 8:30 PM as they take part in the Fort Point Holiday Stroll, performing on the open mic and for visitors to the Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant. A fun time will be had by all as we introduce ourselves to the Fort Point community.

11/25/19

December 4: Jeff Taylor Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On December 4, we start closing out 2019 with poet, editor and publisher Jeff Taylor.

Jeff Taylor has been performing his poems in and around Boston for almost 20 years. Jeff’s chapbook Heroes Make Better Sandwiches Than People is available from Broken Head Press, he has poems published in various journals and anthologies including Maps For Teeth, Word Riot, and Boston Poetry Slam: 20 Years at the Cantab Lounge. Jeff is the editor of The occasionally published journal I Can Count To 10.

November 27: No Stone Soup This Week


Out of respect for everyone dealing this hectic holiday week , Stone Soup will not be gathering this Wednesday November 27.

Enjoy your holiday time. We hope to see you next Wednesday on December 4.

11/4/19

NEW DATE November 20: Lexi Wight Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Due to a scheduling miscommunication at the gallery, we are moving the poet's feature to November 20. We apologize for the confusion.

Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On November 20, we kick off the new month with poet Lexi Wright.

Lexi Wight spends her day attempting to help bridge worldwide cultural gaps, and her nights immersed in multiple different art forms. Throughout the week, you can find her loitering at some of her favorite spots. These include Bill's open mic jam in Newton, where she has been knighted, and the Lizard Lounge’s Poetry Slam, where she has been featured. She has also been part of the Lizard Lounge slam team for the past three years, during which they performed in the Nationals in Atlanta, Denver, and Chicago. In addition she has been a guest on 87FM’s Smokin’ Rhymes and the Boston Stoops podcast. You can find recordings of her poems on Soundcloud.

November 13: Kelly DuMar Features at Stone Soup Poetry



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated. On November 13, Stone Soup will be introduced to the work of poet Kelly DuMar.

Kelly DuMar is a poet, playwright, and writing workshop leader who has published three poetry and prose chapbooks, including her most recent, girl in tree bark, published by Nixes Mate. All These Cures is published by Lit House Press, and Tree of the Apple, is published by Two of Cups Press. Kelly's poems are published in Bellevue Literary Review, Tupelo Quarterly, Tiferet, Crab Fat and more, and her plays have been produced around the US and are published by dramatic publishers. She produces the Our Voices Festival of Boston Area Women Playwrights, held at Wellesley College, now in its 13th year, and she produces the annual Boston Writing Retreat and weeklong summer Play Lab for the International Women’s Writing Guild where she is a longstanding board member. Kelly inspires readers of #NewThisDay - her daily photo-inspired blog - with her mindful reflections on a writing life on the Charles River.  

November 6: No Stone Soup This Wednesday


Due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts with the Assemblage Gallery, Stone Soup is cancelled this week. We will see you back next Wednesday on November 13 with feature Kelly Dumar.

10/29/19

October 30: Stone Soup's Pre-Halloween Open Mic



Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant (free admission but donations for the poet(s) appreciated.

This Wednesday: PRE-HALLOWEEN ALL OPEN MIC

Come in Costume!

Come as your favorite deceased poet!

Come back as your favorite living poet!

Come dressed as the poet you would like to see dead!*

*Don't do this.

Treats will be had. You bring the tricks!

10/22/19

October 23: Special Open Mic and Workshop with Toni Bee


Stone Soup Poetry now meets every Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 at our new location, the Fort Point Arts Community's Assemblage Gallery, located on 70(a) Sleeper Street, just across from the Barking Crab restaurant. On October 23, Toni Bee returns to her Stone Soup stomping grounds to host an open mic and workshop.

Former Cambridge Poet Populist, host of numerous open mic events and workshops, and author of the chapbook 22 Again, Toni Bee is no stranger to the stage or to writer's groups. Everyone should come and bring poems to read, poems to workshop or writing tools so you can participate in what Toni has planned.

10/9/19

New Broadside Available Tonight


Stone Soup is proud to present  this broadside by April Penn, created through Zachary Bos of Pen and Anvil Press and available tonight for  April March Penn's feature. Stay tuned for more announcements with Pen & Anvil.