Spoonful: A Gathering of Stone Soup Poets

An extension of Cambridge's Stone Soup Poetry Venue.

Stone Soup Issue #3

Chad Parenteau

Assistant Editor
Lynne Sticklor

Consulting Editors
Margaret Nairn
Jack Powers

Contributing Artists
James Conant
Edward S. Gault
Bill Perrault
Su Red
Melissa Shook
Luis L. Tijerina
Cindy Williams

Prior to his death in January of 2009, local poet, reviewer and venue host Mike Amado had numerous poetry collections published. The most recent was Rebuilding the Pyramids (Poems of Healing in a Sick World) from Ibbetson Street Press. Poems in tribute to Amado will be in the next issue of Spoonful.

William J. Barnum is a mime, actor and performance poet who has been part of the Boston poetry scene for decades. His publication credits include Out of The Blue Writers Unite and a collection of poetry, Of Rare Design.

Yonit Bousany is finishing her final year at Brandeis. Her poems have also appeared in Spoonful issues 1 and 2.

Anne Brudevold is compiling a huge Journey anthology, learning Indesign and is in a relationship with her computer.She was nominated for a Pushcart prize by Sacred Fools press--a perfect match. She's been published here and there lately, but is especially thankful to Chad and content to be in this issue of Spoonful.

James Conant has been living in Cambridge since 1991. He was given a slice of clay to keep himself busy when his work slowed down due to the unfortunate events of 9/11. Today, his sculptures are currently available at the Out of the Blue Art Gallery.

Susan Deer Cloud, a Métis mountain Indian, has been published in numerous journals & anthologies. Her latest book is The Last Ceremony (Foothills Press 2007).

Edward S. Gault has been active in Stone Soup Poetry, Open Bark, and Tapestry of Voices poetry events.

Marc D. Goldfinger is currently the poetry editor of Spare Change News. He is an active member of The Highway Poets, a group of motorcyclists that are published regularly. Marc has been published by Earth First!, The Buffalo News, the Ibbetson Press and Poiesis, just to name a few. Sometimes he falls apart and has to roam the streets to find loose pieces that will take the place of that which he has lost.

Paul Hapenny is a Multi-award winning Metis, Director, Playwright and Screenwriter based in Nova Scotia and Boston.

Gary Hicks is the author of a pen is like a piece. you pick it up. you use it and a contributor to Poets against the Killing Fields. For some 45 years, he has been a community organizer and activist, peace and justice advocate and at various times a teacher of children, young adults, and "grownups". He just passed his 62nd birthday and is feeling o.k. about that.

Coleen T. Houlihan is a novelist and poet who studied writing at Wellesley College. She has featured at Stone Soup, Best Sellers, Borders, the Sherman Cafe and Walden Poetry Series and published poetry in The Alewife, Wilderness House Literary Review, Ibbetson Street Press, Spare Change and abroad. Her poetry is diverse. She has written in the perspective of a child, a killer, a mother, animals and men. Her most recent chapbook, This Human Heart, is a collection of eight poems spanning several years and is full of the light and dark of life.

In 2008, Christopher Kain published a new collection of poems, homefront, and rereleased his first book, memory plays, which this issue's poem is excerpted from.

Lawrence Kessenich has published poetry in Chronogram, Cream City Review and Energy Review. His chapbook Strange News was Pudding House Publications this year. He briefly attended the graduate creative writing program at UMass-Amherst. He then became an editor at Houghton Mifflin, where he read for its annual poetry series and worked with the editors of Selected Poems of Anne Sexton and the author of Anne Sexton: A Biography, as well as authors of all kinds. He now makes his living as a marketing writer.

Linda Lerner's poems have recently appeared in The New York Quarterly, Louisiana Review, Paterson Literary Review, Onthebus, Home Planet News, South Boston Literary Review, Ragged Lion Anthology and Big Hammer.

The author of over 100 books, Lyn Lifshin's latest is LIGHT at the End: The Jesus Poems from Clevis Hook Press.

Gordon Marshall was born in New Haven, CT, in 1963. He received his B.A. and M.A. in English Literature from University of Massachusetts Boston. He has been published in Boston and in Toronto, Canada. His new book, Waterwheel, is available at the Grolier Bookstore in Harvard Square. He lives in Boston’s North End.

Gloria Monaghan is an Assistant Professor at the Wentworth Institute of Technology. She has finished two manuscripts of poetry and is working on a screenplay. She has two children and live on the south shore.

Shannon O’Connor received her B.A. in English Literature from the University of Massachusetts at Boston in 2007. She has published fiction in Up Dare and Chord, and poetry and fiction in the Wilderness House Literary Review. She is currently finishing her first novel.

Chad Parenteau has been published in The Endicott Review, Volume II of The Hay(na)Ku Anthology and French Connections: A Gathering of Franco-American Poets. His Chapbook, Discarded: Poems for My Apartments, was released by Cervena Barva Press in 2008.

In September 2007, to mark his 70th birthday, Stone Soup founder Jack Powers received a proclamation from the City of Boston for his contribution to the arts. His is work is forthcoming in the online journal Fox Chase Review.

Su Red has recently had her photography featured at Simon's Coffee House and Christopher's Restaurant. Visit her new website at www.wellredcreations.com

Lynne Sticklor, The Prize Lady, is a Performance & Visual Artist, Editor and Text & Graphics Designer Artist. She is the sole creator of The Prize Lady Experience: a one-on-one performance art piece and a grand poetic theatrical show with chances to earn "Fabulous Prizes." She is on-staff as an Editor and Designer in the book division of Ibbetson Street Press, with oodles of book credits under her belt.

Luis L. Tijerina is an artist and poet from Burlington, Vermont. His poems and collages have been published in Onion River Review.

Cindy Williams is a 1985 graduate of the Art Institute of Houston. She has had her photography published in Pettycoat Relaxer and High Horse.

Annie Wyndham is a writer formerly of Cambridge, Mass., now living in Quebec. Her poem "Cafe" was published in Coraddi.