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 Street with an open mike sign-up at 7:30 p.m.

Susanna Kittredge is a member of the Jamaica Pond Poets as well as the Brighton Word Factory. Read a sample of her work, come hear more of it at Stone Soup this coming Monday, June 16, then purchase a copy of her new chapbook.



When chickens have the freedom to roost where they please,
they sleep high up, snuggled under the cool dark of the coop roof,
leaving their eggs and shit and cares far below.

When poets write, they write in kitchens and cafes
and dim, lively bars. They write on buses, in classrooms, in cubicles
and bathroom stalls. They stop writing for months at a time.

They fear that foxes will steal their poems while they are sleeping,
they fear the farmer will confiscate their notebooks and pens.
They feel naked without their feathers.