1/24/20

May 27: James Van Looy Features at Stone Soup Poetry


Edit: This has been rescheduled to a later date when we can gather live.

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 May 27, we conclude our 49th anniversary month with James Van Looy, who will perform Edgar Allen Poe's "A Descent Into The Maelstrom" using his trademark combination of poetry, mime, dance and song.

James Van Looy has been a fixture in Boston’s poetry venues since the 1970s. He performed with the Mirage Mime Theater from 1980 to 1987 during which time he also taught classes offered by Mirage. From 1987 to 1988 he was a member of the Collective Mime.  In the early 2000's, he was one-third to the performance troupe Cosmic Spelunker Theater alongside Ian Thal and Bill Barnum.

His poetry has been anthologized in Stone's Throw, Spoonful, Fresh Broth and Out of the Blue Writers Unite. He has run poetry workshops for Boston area homeless people at Pine Street Inn and St. Francis House since 1992 and regularly reads at Bay State Prison as part of their poetry program. Currently, Van Looy leads the Labyrinth Creative Movement Workshop and is the author of It's All One Thing, a weekly poem column for Oddball Magazine.

1/3/20

April 22: Genie Santiago Features at Stone Soup Poetry


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

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 April 22 as we welcome noted performer Genie Santiago to our venue.

Described as spiritual and sensual, Genie Santiago is a Boston based singer, poet and visual artist. Her art draws from her experience growing up in poverty as a Queer Latina. Genie is unafraid to empower others to overcome trauma, decolonize the mind, promote sexual freedom, and stray from the ideals of self-hatred that society places upon us. She can be found blessing many stages performing originals from her EP, Know Your Worth, and her newest single, "Spirit Party".

April 18: Stone Soup Joins the Cambridge Poetry MashUp




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


On April 18, Stone Soup Poetry joins Toni Bee to take part in the Poetry MashUp at the Cambridge YWCA on 7 Temple Street. There will be an open mic and workshop, along with a host of other readers.

Please join Toni Bee on any of the dates below. Let her know you're coming on the event's Facebook page and consider joining donating to the GoFundMe to help fully realize this month-long event.

COME & ENJOY The Cambridge Poetry MashUp during National Poetry Month. The MashUps are a series of FREE events celebrating diverse poets living & engaging in our City. We are Supported by YWCA Cambridge & The Cambridge Arts Council.

POETS in THE LINE UP: Ashley Rose / Chad Parenteau / Black Byrd / Gilmore Tamny / Charles Coe / Jason Wright / Jean Dany Joachim / Cole Rodriguez, and many others.....!

Toni Bee is Founder & Curator of the MashUp. She's also a Cambridge Poet Populist emeritus & Poetry Ambassador. Bee says, "These are important times when a host of Artistic Voice & Expression need to be heard."

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FOUR EVENT DATES:
WED. April 8, 6-10PM, The Poetry MashUp @ The Middle East SONIA

SAT. April 11, 12-4PM, MashUp @ The Moses, The Moses Youth Center

SAT. April 18, 3-6PM, The Open Mic MashUp @ YWCA Cambridge

THUR. April 30, 5:30-8:30PM The MultiLingual MashUp @ Cambridge Public Library Main Branch

HEAR poetry/songs/rap/storytelling from Youth, teens, adults, and elders, Of all cultures, genders, & languages. ENJOY Poetry with US.