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 partnered with Oddball Magazine. Stone Soup Poetry now meets from 7-9 p.m. every Monday at the Out of The Blue Art Gallery at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. The open mike sign-up at 6:30 p.m.

Tonight, we have Anthony McPherson giving a much anticipated feature before tonight’s Spit That Fire Slam. Here’s an excerpt from his chapbook, which will be on sale at Stone Soup tonight.


Broken Up
Part 3 of 4

The air vanished
But before that, “Baby, finish these lyrics.”
But before that, our black rabbit let the white rabbit eat all the carrots
But before that, my black roommate buzzed in the deliveryman

The fire vanished
But before that, we jumped at the bottom right burner suddenly sending dragonspit in every direction
But before that, the stove ticked 11 times while my lungs ignored the wind.
But before that, “Honey, I don’t know who that is.”
But before that, I asked, “What’s your favorite Lauryn Hill song?

But before that…
For the rest, you’ll have to buy Anthony McPherson’s book