4/9/21

This Weekend: The Cambridge Poetry MashUP Begins!

 


The first Cambridge Poetry MashUP is now going virtual. Stone Soup is proud to help sponsor the event as well as help facilitate the Zoom call for MashUP's opening day. Creator and founder Toni Bee has promised an amazing show that will go on, pandemic or not.

Please join us on Saturday April 10, starting at 3 PM ET, for an amazing ensemble of readers including main features include Reggie Gibson and Jade Sylvan. 

Join the Zoom link by clicking here. 

Meeting ID: 821 7205 0887

Passcode: MashUP

Visit the Cambridge Poetry MashUP website for more information as it comes.



4/5/21

New Date! April 28: David Leo Sirois Returns to Stone Soup

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, April 28, we welcome the well-traveled David Leo Sirois. 

David Leo Sirois is a Canadian-American poet who has had 100 publications in 7 countries (the US, France, England, India, the Czech Republic, Luxembourg & Zimbabwe). His work has been translated into French, & is now being translated into Spanish, German, & Czech, & possibly Serbian as well. He lived & performed in Paris for 7 years, & now hosts from his native New Brunswick, Canada, the global open mic Spoken World Online (SpokenWord Paris after the quarantine). His first poetry collection, Humbledoves (poems to Pigeons & plants) is available on Amazon for 7 humble dollars.

Join us on April 28 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 879 6844 3505

Password: stonesoup


4/2/21

April 21: Gloria Monaghan Features at Stone Soup Poetry

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, April 21, Gloria Monaghan returns to Stone Soup via virtual podium.

Gloria Monaghan is a Professor of Humanities at Wentworth University. She has published five books of poetry: Flawed (Finishing Line Press),Torero (Nixes Mate), The Garden (Flutter Press), False Spring (Adelaide), and Hydrangea (Kelsay Books). Her poems have appeared in Alexandria Quarterly, 2River, Adelaide, Aurorean, Chiron, Nixes-Mate, First Literary Review East, among others. In 2018 her poem, “Into Grace” was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Her book False Spring was nominated for the Griffin Prize. 

Join us on April 21 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 897 8734 7023

Password: stonesoup

4/1/21

April 14: Stone Soup All-Open Mic

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday April 14, due to rescheduling, we take a break with an all-open mic.

Join us this Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 852 3098 3373

Password: stonesoup

 

3/17/21

April 7: John Roche Features at Stone Soup

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, April 7, we welcome poet and organizer John Roche.


John Roche lives in Placitas, New Mexico, helping his wife Jules Nyquist run Jules’ Poetry Playhouse, edit Poetry Playhouse Publications, and hosts the monthly Kaktus Poetry open mic. He taught Literature and Creative Writing for decades at various colleges, retiring from Rochester Institute of Technology in 2019. 

Roche was formerly President of Just Poets in Rochester, NY, member of the board of BOA Editions, chief organizer of the Black Mountain North Symposium, and an instigator of the annual Cloudburst Council poets' retreat in the Finger Lakes. Along with editing the five-volume Poets Speak series and other anthologies (including Mo' Joe), his own poetry collections include On Conesus, Topicalities, Road Ghosts, and The Joe Poems: The Continuing Saga of Joe the Poet. His newest book is Joe Rides Again: Further Adventures of Joe the Poet (FootHills Publishing 2020).

Join us on April 7 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 826 7647 1053

Password: stonesoup


3/8/21

March 31: Coleen T. Houlihan Features at Stone Soup

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, March 31, we welcome the long awaited return of poet Coleen T. Houlihan.

Coleen T. Houlihan began her career in writing on a picturesque day in a quaint Connecticut town. An only child who loved to read, her afternoons were often spent home leafing through dusty volumes passed down from her grandfather. Or she could be found in the local library, covertly reading all the books she'd been warned against such as Wifey by Blume or Go Ask Alice, salacious writing perfect for the budding adolescent. At Wellesley College, she focused on short stories and poetry, receiving her BA. She has featured at several poetry venues such as: Stone Soup, Best Sellers, A Tapestry of Voices, Sherman CafĂ© and the Walden Poetry Series. She has published poetry in Main Street Rag, Poesy, Bellowing Ark, The Alewife, The Wilderness House Literary Review, Ibbetson Street Press, Spoonful: A Gathering of Stone Soup Poets, MoJo! The Maps One Journal, Spare Change, as well as others.

Join us on March 31 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 847 4061 1543

Password: stonesoup

March 24: Jason Wright Features at Stone Soup

 



Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, March 24, we welcome Jason Wright, Editor, Publisher, podcast host and author celebrating another book release.

Jason Wright is the Editor-In-Chief and founder of Oddball Magazine. He is the host of the Oddball Show podcast and has published two books, his third book Train of Thought 2: Almost Home is to be released April 2021. Jason Wright is also the President of the oddball foundation, a Foundation dedicated to spreading awareness of social justice issues through art, particularly advocating for those affected by mental illness. 

Join us on Wednesday, March 24, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is  817 0895 9559

Password: stonesoup
 

3/4/21

March 17: John Mulrooney Features at Stone Soup Poetry

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, March 17, we welcome John Mulrooney, poet of many hats.
 
John Mulrooney is a poet, filmmaker and musician living in Cambridge, MA. He is author of If You See Something, Say Something from the Anchorite Press and co-producer of the documentary The Peacemaker, from Central Square Films. He serves as poetry editor for Boog City. He records and performs regularly with a number of musical groups in the greater Boston area. He is Associate Professor in the English department at Bridgewater State University. His work has appeared in Fulcrum, Pressed Wafer fold’em zine, Solstice, the Battersea Review, Poetry Northeast, spoKe, Let the Bucket Down and others. 

Join us on Wednesday, March 17, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 871 4030 4074

Password: stonesoup 

3/3/21

March 10: Timothy Gager Features at Stone Soup

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, March 10, we welcome Timothy Gager, who is celebrating the release of his latest poetry collection.

Amazon's Number One Bestselling Author in five categories, Timothy Gager has published sixteen books of fiction and poetry. His latest, 2020 Poems, is his ninth of poetry. Timothy hosted the successful Dire Literary Series in Cambridge, Massachusetts from 2001 to 2018, and as a virtual series starting in 2020. Timothy was the co-founder of The Somerville News Writers Festival. He has had over 600 works of fiction and poetry published, of which seventeen have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. His work also has been nominated for a Massachusetts Book Award, The Best of the Web, The Best Small Fictions Anthology and has been read on National Public Radio.

Join us this Wednesday  night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is  849 6497 1999

Password: stonesoup

March 3: Stone Soup All-Open Mic

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, March 3, we begin the new month with an all-open mic.

Join us this Wednesday night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 839 7267 1213

Password: stonesoup

2/24/21

February 24: Stone Soup All-Open Mic

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, February 24, we close out the month with an all-open mic.

Join us this Wednesday  night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 884 3616 6800

Password: stonesoup

2/11/21

February 17: zaji Features at Stone Soup Poetry

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, February 17, we welcome zaji, another Stone Soup first timer. 

zaji (pseudonym) is a published freelance writer and author. She earned her B.A. in English and M.S. in Journalism (magna cum laude) from Iona College, and her M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Goddard College. She published When We Were One, her first novel, which was reviewed and recommended by USA Today as a “must-read”; a book of poetry, Words…Loving Emotions; and “Lights on a Cave Wall” for the anthology Making the Hook-Up. She independently published her short stories, “The Letters,” “A Fine Day on Church Street,” and “They Came Like Us.” zaji is working on her second fiction novel as well as several short stories, and is penning a memoir, In the Space of Scattered Memories, which shares random snippets of her life as a Jamaican immigrant. Her micro fiction, “The Highway,” was published in Goddard College’s literary journal, The Pitkin Review. She also received honorable mention in Writer’s Relief’s First Annual Peter K. Hixson Memorial Scholarship award for short prose. When not writing, she can be found playing piano, acting, or steeped in philosophical discourse about the nature of existence.

She is the Founder and CEO of Creative Ankh Designs (), a graphic design, web development and web design company. She can be found at thezaji.com E-mail: zaji@thezaji.com.
 
Join us on Wednesday, February 17 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 860 7237 4422

Password: stonesoup

2/9/21

February 10: Tzynya Pinchback Features at Stone Soup

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, February 10, we welcome first time Stone Soup feature Tzynya Pinchback.

Tzynya Pinchback is a poet, essayist, and author of “How to Make Pink Confetti” (Dancing Girl Press, 2012). Her recent work appears in Deaf Poets Society, Mom Egg Review, Naugatuck River Review, Raising Mothers, and is broadcasted on WOMR’s Poets Corner. She was a finalist for 2020 Poet Laureate of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and writer-in-residence for the Cordial Eye Gallery & Artist Space 2020 Joy Residency.

Join us on Wednesday, February 10 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is The meeting ID is 823 9151 5804

Password: stonesoup

2/2/21

February 3: Skoot Mosby Features at Stone Soup

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, February 4, we welcome back poet and battle rapper Skoot Mosby.

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. 

Join us on Wednesday, February 3 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 846 7321 6312

Password: stonesoup


1/25/21

January 27: Blackbyrd Features at Stone Soup

 


Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, January 27, we close out January with the return of BlackByrd, who is joining us online to prepare for a special live performance to save the Dudley Cafe. Lend her your ears and your dollars as we help one of Stone Soup's friends.

My name is Blackbyrd. I have been doing spoken word here in Boston for almost 10 years. Happy to be back to Stone Soup Poetry as your featured poet. Currently working on an album and videos that are to be released July 2021. I love entertaining and expressing myself through my art. I am living my truth. See you soon

Join us on Wednesday, January 27 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 829 5121 2218

Password: stonesoup


1/15/21

January 20: Art Collins Features at Stone Soup

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, January 20, Stone Soup celebrates what will hypothetically be our first night in post-Trump America with Art Collins. 

Art Collins 

A Boston poet who believes that there is extraordinary power in words

and considers his poetry to be socially conscious as well as entertaining.

He hopes that his brand of poetry will motivate action, provoke thought and stimulate the mind of the listener. Art is Co-host of the Lizard Lounge Poetry Slam venue and was a member of the 2008, 2010, 2016 - 2019 Lizard Lounge National Poetry Slam Team.

He is an educator in the Boston Public School system and continues to perform his unique style of poetry with the aspirations of reaching a global audience.

Join us on Wednesday, January 20 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 882 8489 15059

Password: stonesoup

 

1/5/21

January 13: Jon Wesick Featurs at Stone Soup

 

Amidst the global pandemic, Stone Soup Poetry has been offering an online open mic via Zoom for anyone interested. This continues to receive an amazing response, and we appreciate everyone's participation.

On Wednesday, January 13,Stone Soup moves closer to its fiftieth year of existence with poet and novelist Jon Wesick. 

Jon Wesick is a regional editor of the San Diego Poetry Annual. He’s published hundreds of poems and stories in journals such as the Atlanta Review, Berkeley Fiction Review, Metal Scratches, Pearl, Slipstream, Space and Time, Tales of the Talisman, and Zahir. The editors of Knot Magazine nominated his stories “The Visitor” and “A Story for the Rest of Us” for Pushcart Prizes. His poem “Meditation Instruction” won the Editor’s Choice Award in the 2016 Spirit First Contest. Another poem “Bread and Circuses” won second place in the 2007 African American Writers and Artists Contest. “Richard Feynman’s Commute” shared third place in the 2017 Rhysling Award’s short poem category. Jon is the author of the poetry collections Words of Power, Dances of Freedom and A Foreigner Wherever I Go as well as several novels and short story collections. His most recent novel is The Enigma Brokers. 

Join us on Wednesday, January 13 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 814 2054 3489

Password: stonesoup