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 June 22, the poet PunQrose not only has her first Stone Soup feature but her first feature ever. PunQrose is just as excited as you all should be. Read a sample of her work below and be in the audience as early as possible.


Survival of the Blackest

This is how you survive…
speak proper
pull up those trousers
keep your eyes wide
on the prize
don’t tell lies
always compromise
your dignity
your identity
your sanity
vanity suits you.
your essence, emulated.

no hooded sweatshirts
no shiny toy guns
no more laughing
no more fun
code switch
you thought that diploma would save you?
magna coon laude
they lied to you
they always do

nod your head.
you are better off dead.
become a ghost.
walk through the walls that barricade you.
oxymorons imply the impossible
you are unstoppable
absolutely beautiful.
they silenced you?
keep talking
your ebonics
those color phonics
you are unmutable

Black Phantom survive the night time.
You are so alive.