Tuesday, December 01, 2020
It's amazing what people will name their online networks. I'm always trying to hijack wifi when I'm commuting, so I often come across a number or interesting names. Every Tuesday, I post the most impressive and/or cringe-inducing names.
|I hope these aren't roommates!|
Monday, November 30, 2020
We're starting a focus on Massasoit Community College students every Monday (ideally). Enjoy today's post by Zachary Adams (with art by Gunjan Bhardwaj) to close us out today at Oddball Magaizne.
The late Jack Powers, founder of Stone Soup Poetry, wrote this Trump related poem in 1991. James Van Looy rediscovered it recently and thought it very appropriate for today.
Read Jack's poem now at Oddball Magazine.
Thanks to James for uncovering this piece and thanks to Bonnie Matthews Brock for providing the most appropriate of photos to go along with Jack's poem.
With all my Trump-related poetry work wrapping up over the next few weeks, it's time to look into some new submission opportunities for next month.
Plus, I just realized that a monthly journal that is usually very diligent when it comes to sending out rejection notices has not sent me one for November yet. Furthermore, it's the last day they can get back to me and keep up with their own personal timetable.
They could be just absentminded from the holidays, but I choose to see their lack of response as a good thing.
A random store in Jamaica Plain (I didn't look up to see which one) had a box outside with numerous copies of the new issue of Razorcake up for grabs. I didn't even know this magazine was still being published!
I followed this punk magazine when a friend was contributing a column. I even picked up a photo credit when the friend used one of my pictures in his column!
I thought Razorcake had gone under along with numerous other print magazines I used to love picking up at Newbury Comics back in the day. It's great to see that it's still alive and kicking.
Sunday, November 29, 2020
This week I'm giving props to St. John's Church in Jamaica Plain. They held a Christmas tree sale outside The Loring Greenough House.
|Now I want there to be a St. John's store year-round.|
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Friday, November 27, 2020
Stone Soup Croutons is a weekly poem I write using lines and impressions picked from Stone Soup Poetry's open mic readers and features. I figure out a title (and sometimes the rest of the poem) later. You can read the other ones I've done since 2015 here.
I also have a book out now collecting the best of my first year of poems. Click here to purchase it.
The legendary Eggy Allan celebrates his team's Post-Thanksgiving Scrabble victory.
We didn't have the heart to tell him that "Squirely" isn't a word.
Update: Squirely is a word, apparently, and now Eggy wants a rematch. First time I've been challenged to a rematch by a team that has already won.
Everything about yesterday's meal was perfectly timed yesterday. From the chicken to the Tofurkey to mashed potatoes to all the other side dishes. Nothing lingered too long in the oven and everything was ready to go by the time our new gravy boat hit the table. Props to my girlfriend for masterminding and engineering our first Thanksgiving meal in our new home.
Thursday, November 26, 2020
Thanks to everyone who came to Stone Soup's pre-Thanksgiving open mic gathering. Enjoy your time today safely. Come back next Wednesday for Tony Brown's feature!
Wednesday, November 25, 2020
I regret not having Tony Brown visit us sooner, as in a month ago. Other poets didn't want to perform right before the election because they didn't know how the election was going to turn out. I'm pretty positive that Tony's set would have been the same regardless of who he felt was going to win. Tony's work has always been on message and relentless in its message. On December 2, he shares that message with Stone Soup once again.Join me on Wednesday, December 2, from 7:00 to 9:00 PM ET by clicking this link.
The meeting ID is 821 0169 4994
Most of us have to stay home, but published poets and artists can reunite at anytime with total immunity.
Welcome back poet John Grey and Photographer Jennifer Matthews to this special Wednesday at Oddball Magazine.
It's going to be a different holiday in a different world tomorrow. Share some words and thoughts with each other via Zoom tonight (later start time to make sure we're all home after last minute shopping.
Join me on Wednesday, November 25, from 8:00 to 10:00 PM ET by clicking this link.
The meeting ID is 851 6444 8723