Friday, February 15, 2019
Stone Soup Croutons is a weekly poem I write using lines and impressions picked up from poems overheard from Stone Soup'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. To paraphrase Lorne Michaels, this poem doesn't go up because it's ready, it goes up because it's Friday morning.
Last night was our open mic. Given that there was no Valentines related theme, there were a surprising amount of love (or loveish) poems. Not that you'll see that in the work below. I'm taking a trip tomorrow, so that got into my poem, of course. Yes, it's a little silly. Shut up. I have to pack. Thanks for reading.
Prelude to Travel
All rich liberals vacationing on islands
have nightmares of dying in the cold
with the homeless they used to tsk tsk by.
Thursday, February 14, 2019
:Liza Zayas is saying goodbye to her column in order to go back to school. We wish her the best of luck. We originally weren't sure if we were going to publish anything (which is why this is coming out late), but she ended up sharing what ends up being her last piece of music journalism. We're grateful for her work over the last three years and hope she will return if the opportunity arises.. Read her last Underground Garden column now at Oddball Magazine.
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
I started my Open Mic Comics column a few years back but wasn't able to keep 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" on Medium.
I feel bad not having any kind of Valentine's Day themed reading. I hope that doesn't deter anyone from coming to Stone Soup Poetry's extended open mic tomorrow if you don't have any Valentines Day related plans (or if you want to stop by before you carry out those plans). Love-themed or not, the poetry will go on for another week.
Hey, nice timing. A comic with a Valentine's theme on the cover on the week of Valentines Day. I really shined to Sholly Fisch work. Years later, it seems he's still regulated to comic adaptations of TV properties. He doesn't even have his own Wikipedia page. Sometimes there is no justice. Originally published February 10, 2012. Edited for clarity.
Tuesday, February 12, 2019
Monday, February 11, 2019
Even on the week of Valentines Day, sometimes it's important to show the dark side of relationships. Bill Harvey does that for us today. Check out his comic strip "The Odds" at Oddball Magazine.
Submitting to Mad Kane's latest limerick-off. Nice to be doing this again. You have almost two weeks to submit your own limericks under this challenge's guidelines.
|From our monthly gathering at Doyle's in Jamaica Plain.|
Going over Ron's latest "DWS" poem, Prabakar brought out these (likely to be removed) lines.
this old man walks three miles tobuy the Mega Millions Powerballs ticketsdoesnt own a car (sic)
Prabakar thought the lines seemed too "self-pitying."
Ron shot back, "That's because you're not a walker!"
As a fellow walker, I roared with laughter and respect.
You keep walking, Ron. It helps keep us both alive.