For Immediate Release

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival as part of the Woodstock Arts Consortium is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock "Second Saturdays" Art Events. For a full listing of "Second Saturday" events, see:

A memorial reading dedicated to my friend and author the late Richard Boes, who passed away in February, 2008 will be the event when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, on Saturday, February 13th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

The readings will be hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip Levine, Dayl Wise, Dan Wilcox, and Larry Winters. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.

Richard Boes (1949-2009)



Richard Boes was born on October 8, 1949 and passed away on Saturday, February 21, 2009 at the VA Hospital in Albany New York. Boes was an author, screen actor, and decorated Vietnam War veteran who served with the US Army in Vietnam (1969-70) with the First Air Cavalry. He wrote and published two best-selling books, The Last Dead Soldier Left Alive (2007), a first-hand account of his inquiry into why thousands of Vietnam veterans have committed suicide, and Last Train Out (2008) As an actor, he had roles in several feature films, including Stranger Than Paradise (1984), Night on Earth (1991), Dead Man (1995), and Trees Lounge (1996). In recent years, he suffered from posttraumatic stress disorder but finished writing his third book, In the Valley of Dry Bones (2009).

Richard was a member of Vietnam Veterans Against the War and a die-hard Met fan.

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