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 Georganna Millman, Pui Ying Wong and Tim Suermondt will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, on Saturday, March 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.


Georganna Millman - Georganna Millman lives in the Catskill Mountains of upstate New York with her husband. She is self-employed, owning an independent retail pharmacy. She graduated Skidmore College. Her poetry has appeared in national and regional publications including Blueline, The Margie Review, Vanguard Voices of the Hudson Valley, The Literary Gazette, and Chronogram. She is a grantwriter for the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival and a member of the Upper Delaware Writers Collective. Her chapbook Formulary won the Astounding Beauty Ruffian Press 2008 Poetry Award. She is the recipient of second place honors in the Ruth Stone 2009 Prize in Poetry. Her second book Set Theory has just been published by Finishing Line Press.


Pui Ying Wong - Pui Ying Wong is a native of Hong Kong and is bilingual in English and Chinese. She is the author of two chapbooks: Mementos (Finishing Line Press, 2007), Sonnet for a New Country (Pudding House Press, 2008). Her poems have appeared in The Asian Pacific American Journal, Blue Fifth Review, Chiron Review, DMQ Review, 5 AM, New York Quarterly, and Poetz. Her poems in Chinese have appeared in China Press and New World Poetry. She has read her work on WBAI's Talk Back, Writers on War and Peace, Hudson Valley Writers and at the Queens Library. She has been nominated twice for the Pushcart Prize. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband, the poet Tim Suermondt. There is an interview with her at Southern Bookman: www.artsinwoodstock.org

Her most recent book: Yellow Plum Season (NYQ Books)


Tim Suermondt - Tim Suermondt is the author of Trying to Help the Elephant Man Dance (The Backwaters Press, 2007) and two chapbooks from Pudding House and The Manny Trio Press. He has published work in Poetry, The New York Quarterly, The Georgia Review, New South, Southern Poetry Review, Poetry East, Bellevue Literary Review and Poetry Northwest, among others. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife, the poet Pui Ying Wong.
His most recent book: Just Beautiful (NYQ Books)


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