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Note the venue - we will be at the Woodstock Historical Society's Eames House, 20 Comeau Drive) for this reading.
Note the start time - we will be starting at 12 noon. Matt & Suzanne will be read, beginning at around 2pm. Jay, Walt & Dayl will read, beginning around 12 noon.
Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival in association with the Woodstock Historical Society http://woodstockhistorical.org and 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: www.artsinwoodstock.org
Poets Matt Spireng and Suzanne Cleary will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Historical Society's Eames House, 20 Comeau Drive, on Saturday, November 12th, 2011 at 12noon (special early start time). Poets and veterans Jay Wenk, Walt Nygard, & Dayl Wise will also be reading. Jay, Matt & Suzanne will be read, beginning at around 2pm. Jay, Walt & Dayl will read, beginning around 12 noon.In addition, there will be open mike readings. Refreshments will be provided by the Woodstock Historical Society. 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.
Matt Spireng - Matt is the author of the book Out of Body, winner of the 2004 Bluestem Poetry Award, and four chapbooks, Young Farmer, Encounters, Just This and Inspiration Point, winner of the 2000 Bright Hill Press Poetry Chapbook Competition. His book What Focus Is is forthcoming in 2011. He lives in Lomontville in the house in which he was raised as a child. More than 600 of his poems, many of which draw on the region in which he lives, have appeared since 1990 in magazines and journals across the United States.
Suzanne Cleary - Suzanne Cleary's two poetry books are Trick Pear (2007) and Keeping Time (2002), both published by Carnegie Mellon University Press. Her poems have appeared in several anthologies, including Best American Poetry and Poetry 180, and in journals including Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, and Poetry London. She teaches at SUNY Rockland. A member of the National Book Critics Circle, Cleary reviews books forBloomsbury Review.
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