Honor Jack Powers in 2011 sign now

This past October, Jack Powers, Boston poet and artistic figurehead, passed away after a long bout of illness. As the founder of Stone Soup Poetry, a 39 year old weekly reading series, Powers was known for his unwavering belief in the written word and sharing it with everyone he could.

Powers served the city as publisher, event organizer, and activist. Not only did he bring poetry to the people of Boston from all walks of life, he also encouraged those same people to create and share their own work. A former employee of the state, his community activism in homeless aid and neighborhood clean up is also well-documented.

We are requesting that John Crowley and everyone else involved with this year's Mayor's Prose and Poetry Program in Boston give special notice to Powers as a way to mark his passing and give tribute for his tireless service to Boston and its artistic community.

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  • 09 December 2015100. Harris G
    I support this petition
  • 22 June 201599. Cc A
    Former (20 year Resident. Now living in New England area) Thank You Jack and also a special thanks to all who truly loved him.
  • 21 June 201598. Frank R
    I support this petition
  • 11 June 201597. Marc Dg
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  • 18 February 201596. Thomas Stc
    jack powers was a wonder. it was an honor to have known him
  • 06 February 201595. Christopher K
    I support this petition
  • 13 January 201594. Eugene O
    Live in Fall River area now, but recently traveled to Cambrige for Stone Soup. Attended many other such readings during the ten-plus years I lived in Boston area.
  • 01 January 201593. Robert D
    I support this petition
  • 29 December 201492. Richard W
    What characterized Jack Powers was a largeness of Heart. The city he lived in should acknowledge that Heart.
  • 20 December 201491. Mary J
    I support this petition
  • 05 November 201490. Laura K
    Poetry is an important part of our New England history and culture. Let's honor notable poets!
  • 09 October 201489. Daniel C
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  • 08 October 201488. Gloria M
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  • 04 October 201487. Arturo F
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  • 23 August 201486. Samantha M
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  • 22 August 201485. John P
    Jack was the heart and soul of poetry in Boston. Stone Soup Poetry was a launchpad of love.
  • 18 August 201484. James Jc
    I support this petition
  • 28 July 201483. Su R
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  • 15 July 201482. Kenneth I
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  • 29 June 201481. Joseph Ag
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  • 18 June 201480. Ryan F
    I support this petition
  • 18 May 201479. Julio J
    "Cha Cha"!
  • 06 April 201478. Stephan A
    If this does not happen it is truly a tragedy. Jack inspired thousands of people to create a better world.
  • 18 March 201477. Ian T
    I support this petition
  • 05 February 201476. Dan P
    I support this petition
  • 31 December 201375. Daniel S
    Jack inspired me to become a public high school teacher, a job that I have held for 30 years. He believed in me enough to allow me to teach a poetry writing workshop for his Beacon Hill Free School from 1972-1979. To this day, I use the workshop method of
  • 05 December 201374. Rusty B
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