Friday, December 25, 2009

Pretty Important

As of the new year, is coming down. I no longer run The Stone Pigeon poetry series, so I'm letting the site lapse. The important thing is that no actual content will be lost. The same links will remain up at The Stone Pigeon Facebook Group, but here you go:

- NH Seacoast Poetry Calendar

- Stone Pigeon Poetry Videos

The blog will remain up as well, but of course it's whole purpose was to cross-promote the events (also found on Facebook) and to announce when new videos were uploaded.

Heidi Therrien and Colton Huelle are now running The Stone Pigeon poetry series. They can be reached at

Thanks! Signing off FOREVER. :D


Monday, December 14, 2009

December 14th Stone Pigeon!

I realize I'm a little lazy putting this one up, but it's been a crazy month. Still, the show must go on! Or start, actually. And on Monday (today, actually) December 14th at 7pm, come to Breaking new Grounds in Portsmouth and behold our last show of 2009! Who, you ask, do we have to behold this month? I'll tell ya...

Matthew P. Gallant is a dynamic duo unto himself. He is a writer, a teacher, a poet, a painter, a hobbyist, a worrier, a lover, a fighter, he is a man to be reckoned with. There is metal beneath his skin and milk in his veins. Once he rode his bike to Maine for groceries and now he drives cattle from space. Blindfolded, he has walked the plank onto a tightrope strung loosely between two places yet to be determined. Cut off his hands and he'd grow new ones, take his feet and he'd walk on his hands, but just try to steal his ears, eyes or his tongue, and you'll wish a hospital was closer. In his free time, he publishes books, builds bridges and buries fences.

Matthew P. Gallant's students are all seniors at Timberlane Regional High School in Plaistow, NH and current students of Mr. G's Creative Writing Workshop, a one-semester writing and performance-intensive junior/senior elective. Ryan Carrigan is a senior who's missing a basketball game vs. Oyster River to be here tonight. Madalyn Coryea is a senior who also sees time on the stage as part of the reputable Timberlane Players. And Micaela Russell is also a senior who's read at Bridge Cafe in Manchester, Water Street in Exeter and Brew'd Awakening in Lowell, MA. They are all so much better than Mr. G was at their age, and so much better than even they realize. You'll all see what I mean tonight.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

November 9th Stone Pigeon!

Breaking new Grounds, Portsmouth! Monday, November 9th at 7pm! These are the facts, ma'am! In just two days, the "FISH OR CUT BAIT TOUR" comes to the Stone Pigeon!

Fall has returned to New England. We managed to wrestle and extra hour from its leafy grip, and now Mother Nature is out for revenge! She's sent two poets of the apocalypse to destroy us... with words. You'd think she'd use a hurricane or tidal wave or something, but times are tough.

Ryan McLellan - The author of three collections of poetry, Ryan McLellan is a performance poet, singer/songwriter and English teacher from Exeter, New Hampshire. His poems have most recently appeared in "Concise Delight", "Bird's Eye reView", and the "2010 Poets' Guide to New Hampshire", with forthcoming publications in "O.V.S. Magazine", "The Taj Mahal Review" and "Chopin With Cherries". A member of Blood on the Floor, the recipient of the 2009 Esther Buffler Fellowship and member of the 2009 Slam Free or Die team, he is sick of writing about himself in the third person.

Unseen the Poet has never been published, but doesn't care. This is probably because he doesn't spell good and has no idea how to use periods and what not. He believes in putting on a good live show. I feel that poetry is better seen live rather than read. I was also a memeber of the first ever N.H. slam team. I'm also the fill in co-host and the resident drunk of the poetry night Slam Free or Die in ManchVegas. Come check me out. Word.

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