Jack Powers – RIP

Legendary Poet and founder of Stone Soup Poetry in Cambridge Mass. has passed away. Our sympathies to his family and to Margaret Nairn, Chad Parenteau and the entire Stone Soup Poetry family. The Fox Chase Review had the honor of publishing Jack Powers. To read his poetry in The Fox Chase Review please visit this link: http://www.foxchasereview.org/09WS/08-JackPowers.html

The Boston Globe on Jack Powers: http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/10/16/jack_powers

You can visit Stone Soup at this link: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com/ and learn more about Jack Powers at this link http://jackpowerspoet.blogspot.com/2007/04/jack-powers-on-ferlinghetti.html

Jack Powers on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=jack+powers+poetry&aq=f


 On October 25th ,Following the weekend services for Jack at the Community Church in Allston on Sunday the 24th (10-noon), join Stone Soup as it holds what will likely be the longest open mike in its history as people gather from all over Boston and beyond to read and speak in praise of Jack Powers, the founder of Stone Soup who passed away on October 14th. The list of attendess includes so far:
Bill Barnum
Carolyn Gregory
Doug Holder
Coleen Houlihan
Carolyn Gregory
Walter Howard
Gordon Marshall
Gloria Mindock
Felipe Victor Martinez
Margaret Nairn
Joanna Nealon
Chad Parenteau
Bill Perrault
Lynne Sticklor
James Van Looy
Carol Weston
And others to be announced. Contact us and let us know that you will be there.
Stone Soup continues in the wake of Jack’s passing.  For information on future events, visit the Stone Soup web site: http://stonesouppoetry.blogspot.com

3 responses to “Jack Powers – RIP

  1. The number of lives he touched and creatively inspired to be and become the voices of public poetry is immeasurable. He stood tall when many fell to appease the popular arts for the politics of self. Always did he care for the smallest of voices dying to be heard. He gave more to many others and less to the call of his own soul’s trials. And not just for poets, but also to mimes, music, and the humanities. The best of his life’s work will live on through thousands of voices freed via the stage of his life time here.

    C.C. Arshagra ~ October 15th, 2010

  2. I am so sorry to hear about Jack Powers passing away.
    May his spirit live on through his work.

    Peace and Love,
    Mel Brake

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