For Immediate Release

Poets Dennis Wayne Bressack and George Guida and will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, on Saturday, August 11th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month except for October, when it is held on the 3rd Saturday.

The readings will be hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip Levine. All meetings are free and open to the public.


Dennis Wayne Bressack - For more than forty years, Dennis Wayne Bressack has been writing poetry, short stories and essays with family, social, political, spiritual, environmental and anti-war themes. He lives with his family in Woodstock, New York, and has been a featured reader at many venues in the Mid-Hudson Valley. His poems have appeared in a variety of anthologies, magazines, newspapers, journals and websites, including Sensations Magazine, Home Planet News, Woodstock Journal and Chronogram. He has previously self-published three books of poetry, "Rosenberg’s Farm", "Driving Towards The Sunset", and "First You Laugh". Photographs appearing in the three books reflect the books’ themes. His web-site contains samples of his poetry, short stories, photography, and song versions of eleven poems, which also appear on his CD, "Me and Blue". Another CD, called, “I am the Man”, a collection of 11 poems sung without music accompaniment, is also available on the site. Three more collections of poetry, “Please Don’t Let My Son Go To War”, “Return to Hopiland” and “Water, Earth and Sky” will be published in the future..

George Guida - George Guida's publications include Low Italian (Bordighera, 2006), poems, a finalist for the Bordighera Poetry Prize; The Pope Stories (The Sutton Press, 2005), a chapbook; and The Peasant and the Pen (Lang, 2003), critical essays. His writing has appeared in Barrow Street, Hurricane Blues, Inkwell, The Paterson Literary Review, Poetry New York, The Columbia Journal of American Studies, The Journal of Popular Culture, Italian Americana, and other journals and collections. He has just completed a new collection of poems, and is currently working on a novel set partially in Upstate New York, and on an expanded collection of Pope Stories. A performer and associate professor of English at New York City College of Technology, George co-founded and co-hosts the Intercollegiate Poetry Slam at the Bowery Poetry Club. He lives in New York City and Western New York State. Visit his Web site at

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