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’s new location at 541 Massachusetts Avenue in Central Square Cambridge, Massachusetts. The open mike sign-up at 6:30 p.m.

On August 3, we welcome Emilio Phoenicio, who will be reading from his new collection, Living Breathing Poem. Read a newer example of his work and be in attendance to pick up a copy this coming Monday.


Curiosity did not kill the cat, it leaped into immortality,
going out a lamb because there is where the best fruit hangs.
Nine lives all lived in the moment. Because the moment passes by,
like a breeze or a firefly and can be captured. Kept in a jar,
so you pickle it for a rainy day, or harsh winter where nothing grows except longing for
a rendezvous with spring lilies and spring cleaning
to rummage and recycle through your hearts inventory ,
where nothing blossoms but those dreams, come the right time
they will be pruned to grow again. So the moment may pass you by
like a well known stranger never to return, better to remain in vigil to discern the appointed time,
that is determined by the will,
every moment can have its Alexander, so make it great.
Allow Legacy to etch your name in incorruptible stone
so grave it is when destiny is stood up.
Stand at attention and you will be paid handsomely
because the only letters of recommendation shall be the actions that speak to the volume of character