The Poet for Hire Has News and Events
I'll be updating this site with news concerning my work and readings, as well as including features for Stone Soup Poetry. For slightly more updated news, more personal material, and occasionally more quirky things, you can visit my blog.
April 25: Stone Soup Says Farewell to National Poetry Month
This Thursday, Stone Soup keeps it light with another all open mic. We have a lot going on this weekend as National Poetry comes to an end. We hope you can make everything happening in the next couple of days.
NaPoWriMo 2019 is In Progress
NaPoWriMo, or National Poetry Writing Month, is a thirty-challenge to write thirty poems by the end of April. It's halfway done, and I'm still keeping up. If you want to follow my progress, then click this link to my blog, which will feature every one of my poems as they go up.
April 27: I Spend the Day Hosting Toni Bee's Open MIc
On the last weekend of National Poetry Month, Toni Bee is having a release party at the Middle East Restaurant for her first full-length poetry collection 22 Again. I've been asked to host the open mic for the event, which goes from 3-5 PM on April 27. I hope to see all the Cambridge poets come out for this. If you do come, be sure to pick up Toni's book as well.
April 27: The Amazing WoMen Poetry Showcase
On the evening of April 27, I will be going down to the Dudley Cafe in Dudley Square for another excellent night of poetry. It will be the perfect finish to National Poetry Month. The Amazing WoMen Poetry Showcase is being organized by Stone Soup Poetry and Blue Rose. There's eight scheduled performers for the showcase not including the open mic. Open mice poets should come with work around the theme "You don’t know me … but you are me"to compliment the showcasing performer's work on trauma and healing. I encourage you all to come out and not only support the poets but also support the Dudley Cafe, who has gone above and beyond to support the local poetry scene.
May 11: An Evening of Poetry With Stone Soup and Stonecoast
With the success of last year's Stonecoast Review release party, Lo Galluccio and the University of Southern Maine team up with Stone Soup Poetry as the Stone Soup Stagecoach makes it's way back to the Dudley Cafe, and three new poets will feature. Welcome Tim Hall, Vanesa Pacheco and Richard Hoffman as the main readers in May. There will also be an open mic before the featured readers. It's another night in Roxbury that shouldn't be missed. Special thanks to the Dudley for making this happen again. Come in early and order food and beverage from them to show your appreciation.
Open Mic Comics is Back
I started my Open Mic Comics column a few years back but wasn't able tokeep it going. I hope this essay (one that I've been trying to write for a while) gets me started again. It's the best twist I can come up with on an old subject. Read "The Year I Channeled Stan Lee" now on Medium.
Introducing Stone Soup Stagecoach
Stone Soup Stagecoach is the new brand name/imprint for anytime Stone Soup Poetry has an event, a workshop, or a special guest appearance outside of our regular weekly gathering. As a Mass Poetry Representative of Suffolk County, I am hoping to extend Stone Soup from its current Cambridge home to Boston proper (where Stone Soup got it's start), as well as wherever else we are invited. I hope to make an announcement soon regarding our first Stagecoach "outing." If you are someone who would like to be part of a stagecoach gathering in any form, a regular presence at Stone Soup will definitely help you stick out as a prospect (that doesn't mean you show up every week, don't worry, I'm fair, but it helps if you are there to help advertise your work to me and to people interested in having us). Of course, contacting me at firstname.lastname@example.org will also help. More news coming soon.