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Stone Soup Servings Presents: Tom Daley


  Stone Soup Servings is a regular series for Oddball Magazine that features upcoming performers at Stone Soup Poetry, the long-running spoken word venue in the Boston area that has recently partnered with Oddball Magazine. Stone Soup Poetry meets from 8-10 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 106 Prospect…

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Seven Times 11: Good-Bye


  for Nick, Jocelyn, Nate, Jesse, Matt, and Bill Time’s envelope opens briefly to let us out Till we are returned, sealed, and delivered Like a flowering cherry tree All at once in saturated colors Then falling apart The petals blow away in the wind To be trampled underfoot Once we stood together Our bodies…

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Bamboozled No More! Writer and Fan


  The following was inspired by a radio interview about John Updike by one of his biographers and a first time caller fan. His biographers admit their idol was a selfish brute and a whore. He betrayed his wives and ignored his children. But his biographers forgave his faults because he was a great writer.…

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Poem by Keith Gaboury


  Tourist My Bostonian legs swoop and stumble on High Street to the harbor of hearts I read about in a travel book. A throng of waterfront locals are so ready to toss me out with the fish guts as a lost California tourist on the hunt for Paul Revere’s something and Ben Franklin’s grave.…