7/24/21

August 11: John Stickney 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 August 11, John Stickney takes time from being on the road to have his first feature since becoming our online friend.

John Stickney has been a poet and writer for 40 plus years, first in Cleveland, Ohio, now in Wilmington, NC. The recipient of an Individual Artist Grant Award for Poetry from the Ohio Arts Council, his poems have appeared in numerous anthologies and magazines (including Oddball Magazine, Pocket Lint, Exquisite Corpse, Medusa’s Kitchen, Alien Buddha Zine, and North of Oxford). John has performed his work on the radio and television, and his work has been performed by others both on stage and set to music. His work has published in two collections: Works of art are like questions or problems put by their inventor to the public at large (PA Press) and These Americans Moments (Burning Press). He has published book reviews, interviews and featured articles, as well as Art reviews and criticism. 

His short fiction has appeared in Mississippi Review, ThugLit, Needles, Beat to a Pulp among others. His authored short monologue, “ Pandemic Travels” and authored short film, Hungry were released in two separate programs via Eventbrite in 2021. John is currently a member of The Writers of the Forest, Port City Playwrights’s Project, the North Carolina Poetry Society, The Ohio Poetry Association and the North Carolina Writers Network.

 Join us on August 11 from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 853 6559 8832

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7/19/21

August 4: Gloria Mindock 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 August 4, we welcome poet, editor and publisher Gloria Mindock, who is celebrating the release of her latest collection.

Gloria Mindock is the author of Ash (Glass Lyre Press), I Wish Francisco Franco Would Love Me (Nixes Mate Books), Whiteness of Bone (Glass Lyre Press), La Portile Raiului, translated into Romanian by Flavia Cosma (Ars Longa Press, Romania), Nothing Divine Here (U Šoku Štampa, Montenegro), and Blood Soaked Dresses (Ibbetson St. Press). Widely published in the USA and abroad, her poetry has been translated and published into eleven languages. Gloria is editor of Červená Barva Press and was the Poet Laureate in Somerville, MA in 2017 & 2018. Her book Ash was awarded the Speak Up Talk Radio Firebird Book Award in July, 2121. Ash is also translated into Serbian by Milutin Durickovic and will be out shortly by ALMA Press in Belgrade.

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The meeting ID is 821 2631 3558

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7/7/21

July 28: Laura Kiesel 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 July 28, we welcome Laura Kiesel and celebrate her new collection, Swallowing the Stem of Adam’s Apple.

Laura Kiesel is a longtime poet, essayist and journalist. Her articles and essays have appeared in The Atlantic, The Guardian, the Washington Post, Vice, Vox, Ozy, Narratively, Salon, The Manifest-Station and many others. Her poems have been featured in upstreet, Medulla Review. Fox Chase Review, Blue Lake Review, Stone Highway Review, Noctua Review, Naugatuck River Review, and Wilderness House Literary Review. Originally from Brooklyn, New York she now lives in the Boston area where she teaches creative nonfiction, literary journalism and poetry at Grub Street and Arlington Center for the Arts. She is the servant of two adorable but demanding cats and has a habit of staying up way too late at night, usually reading.

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

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7/6/21

July 21: Stone Soup All Open Mic Tonight

 

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 July 21, we begin July with an all open mic while getting ready for June's final features. 

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

The meeting ID is 891 2099 0638

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7/5/21

July 14: Andrew K. Peterson 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 July 14, poet Andrew K. Peterson closes out June for Stone Soup.

Andrew K. Peterson is the author of five poetry books, most recently A Blue Nocturne Notebook (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2021). His 2017 chapbook The Big Game Is Every Night was mailed to the White House as part of a collective protest alongside publications from the Locofo Chaps series. A previous chap bonjour meriwether and the rabid maps (Fact-Simile Press) was featured in an exhibition on poets’ maps at the University of Arizona’s Poetry Center. His poetry was also included in The Earth Archive exhibit at RISD Museum. In 2017 he helped co-wrangle at the Boston Poetry Marathon. A co-founding editor of the literary journal summer stock, he lives in Boston.

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The meeting ID is 836 9310 6149

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July 7: Stone Soup All Open Mic Tonight

 


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 July 7, we begin July with an all open mic while getting ready for June's final features. 

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

The meeting ID is 858 4327 6225

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6/14/21

June 30: Patricia Carragon 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 June 30, poet, novelist, editor and publisher Patricia Carragon closes out June for Stone Soup.

Patricia Carragon’s fiction piece "What Has to Happen Next" has been nominated for Sundress Publications Annual Best of the Net Anthology. Her poem "Paris the Beautiful" won Poem of the Week from great weather for MEDIA. She was nominated by Bear Creek Haiku for a Pushcart Prize. Her latest books from Poets Wear Prada are Meowku and The Cupcake Chronicles and her debut novel, Angel Fire, is from Alien Buddha Press. Patricia hosts Brownstone Poets and is the editor-in-chief of its annual anthology. She is an executive editor for Home Planet News Online. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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

The meeting ID is 859 8647 7048

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June 23: Russell DuPont 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 June 23, Russell DuPont features as Stone Soup officially marches into summer. 

Russell DuPont is the author of two novels (King & Train and Waiting for The Turk). He is also the author of several chapbooks (Up in Wisconsin, Travels with Kinsley, There is No Dam Now at Richford) as well as two books of poetry (Winter, 1948 and Establishing Home Plate). His poetry has been published in various literary magazines, including The Albatross, The Anthology of South Shore Poets, Re-Side, Oddball, JerryJazzMusician, Adelaide Literary Magazine, Rye Whiskey Review; and his story, “The Corner,” appears in the anthology Streets of Echoes. His journalism has appeared in The Dorchester Community News, The Melrose Free Press and The Patriot Ledger. His novel, Waiting for the Turk was nominated for a Goodreads Choice Books 2019 Award. He is also a photographer, painter and printmaker whose works have been widely exhibited and are in public and private collections, including The Boston Public Library; Brigham and Women’s Hospital; and The Dana Farber Cancer Institute.

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The meeting ID is 841 5663 0107

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June 16: Stone Soup All Open Mic Tonight

 

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 June 16, we begin June with an all open mic while getting ready for June's final features. 

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

The meeting ID is 898 7606 0255

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6/9/21

June 9: J. Barrett Wolf 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 June 9, J. Barrett Wolf visits our online forum for the first itme.

J. Barrett Wolf lives in Binghamton, New York, where he is the Poet in Residence at the Bundy Museum of History and Art and Director at WordPlace – The Southern Tier Literary Center. He's been published in Black Bear Review, Portland Review of the Arts, Long Island Sounds, Rubber Side Down, Writing Outside the Lines, and was on the Connecticut Touring Poetry Roster. He also holds the Bronze Medal of Valor from the San Francisco Police Department.

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The meeting ID is 838 0230 8637

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6/2/21

June 2: Stone Soup All Open Mic Tonight

 


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 June 2, we begin June with an all open mic while getting ready for future features. 

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

The meeting ID is 839 5761 9242

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5/24/21

May 26: Gary Hicks 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 May 26, we end our celebration of Stone Soup's 50th anniversary (for now) with the return of Gary Hicks.

Gary Hicks has been active in the politics of the left since the 1960s. He has been at various times, an educator, a community organizer, and a cultural worker. In the early 2000s Hicks worked as a substitute teacher in Boston before retiring to the west coast in 2009. He has been writing poetry since 1983 and is the author of A Pen Is Like a Piece. You Pick It Up. You Use It. 

Join us on May 26 night from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 841 4477 8933

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5/11/21

May 12: John Landry Features at Stone Soup Poetry

 

John Landry with Arlene Stone


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 May 12, we continue our celebration of Stone Soup's 50th anniversary with John Landry, one of Stone Soup's many surviving dignitaries form the days of its founder, the late Jack Powers.

John Landry was born in New Bedford and served as its poet laureate (2007-2010). He ran several poetry reading series there over the decades. He has survived as a quahogger, scallop shucker, factory worker, warehouseman, librarian, health educator, and teacher. He was a regular participant in Stone Soup readings organized by founder Jack Powers from the 1970's through the 1990's. At the invitation of Gwendolyn Brooks, he read at the Library of Congress.

Landry was enlisted as a contributing editor for the 50th anniversary anthology of San Francisco's BEATITUDE in 2009, and for the Spring 2018 Cape Cod Poetry Review. His own work has appeared in a wide array of publications in the US and abroad. During a campaign of civil disobedience concerning homeless services, AIDS awareness, and the Iran-Contra scandal, he was arrested at the Reagan White House. At the time, he was working with the Community for Creative Non-Violence, helping to run the largest homeless shelter in the country (2 blocks from the U.S. Capitol).

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The meeting ID is 898 0112 6082

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5/5/21

May 5: Stone Soup 50th Anniversary 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 May 5th, following Deta Galloway's amazing feature, Stone Soup continues with an extended all-open mic and invite anyone who missed our May 1st celebration to join in.

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

The meeting ID is 867 4146 6918


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4/26/21

May 1: Stone Soup Celebrates it's Fiftieth Anniversary with Deta Galloway!


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.

Join us for a special  three hour Stone Soup open mic this Saturday, May 1st, with Deta Galloway returning for an extended feature.

Deta Galloway was born in Kingston in the Jamaica West Indies.  She emigrated to America at eighteen years of age to live with American husband and study medicine.  She is educated in professional nursing, human services and  management, and currently specializes in behavioral nursing.

Her art life has been a central focus of her emotional and spiritual development.  It has been a driving force in the way she has practiced Nursing and cared for families from all walks of life, It is healing, compassion, and empowerment throughout the life stages.  She has lived and traveled deeply into the Southern States and lived for the last eighteen years in Georgia.

Deta began writing poetry at thirteen and has been published in several anthologies and journals.  She has performed with poets such as Etheridge Knight, Josephine Miles, Galway Kinnell, W. S. Merwin, Hayden Carruth, Gwendolyn Brooks, Yusef K, Brother Blue, Tom Oleary, and Elizabeth Mckim.and others.  She has read her work for numerous radio station including Radio Jamaica, (Subsidiary of the BBC). Her artwork has been exhibited and collected in museums both in the United States and Africa.

Join us on May 1st from 3:00 to 6:00 PM ET by clicking this link.

The meeting ID is 883 0104 2091

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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 879 6844 3505

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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 897 8734 7023

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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 852 3098 3373

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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 826 7647 1053

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