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:

Poets Cheryl A. Rice and Pauline Uchmanowicz will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, on Saturday, February 12th 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. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.


Cheryl A. Rice - Poet and writer Cheryl A. Rice's work has appeared in Baltimore Review, Chronogram, Florida Review, Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education, Home Planet News, Hudson Valley Life, Kingston and Woodstock Times, Mangrove, Metroland, Poughkeepsie Journal, The Temple, Tri-County Woman, and in the anthologies Wildflowers, Vol. II (2002: Shivastan Publishing), Riverine (2007: Codhill Press) and For Enid, With Love (2010: NYQuarterly). She attended SUNY New Paltz and the University at Albany, and has studied with the poets Joan Murray, Maria Mazziotti Gillan and Sharon Olds. She lives in the Hudson Valley.


Pauline Uchmanowicz - Author of poetry chapbooks Sand & Traffic (Codhill, 2004) and Inchworm Season (Finishing Line, 2010), Pauline Uchmanowicz's poems, essays, and reviews appear in numerous journals, including Chronogram, Crazyhorse, Indiana Review, Ohio Review, Massachusetts Review, Mudfish, New American Writing, Ploughshares, Provincetown Arts Journal, Radcliffe Quarterly, Southern Poetry Review, West Branch, Woodstock Times, and Z Magazine. A freelance writer in the Hudson Valley, she is an associate professor of English at State University of New York New Paltz and series editor for the Codhill Poetry Chapbook Award.


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