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 Elizabeth J. Coleman and Lee Slonimsky will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, on February 11, 2012. 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.


Elizabeth J. Coleman - Elizabeth J. Coleman is the author of The Saint of Lost Things, a chapbook of poems (Word Temple Press 2009), and her work has appeared in the journals Connecticut Review, Raintown Review, 32 Poems, Per Contra, Blueline, and Peregrine, among numerous others. Her poems will appear in an anthology in 2011 tentatively titled, When Lawyers Talk About Their World (Pleasure Boat Studio) and in a forthcoming Jewish poetry anthology, and her critical work has appeared in Poetry Miscellany.

A candidate for an MFA in Poetry at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Elizabeth was chosen by 32 Poems in 2009 to be a featured poetry reader at the “Periodically Speaking Series,” and she has also been a featured reader at Carmine Street Metrics and KGB Bar in New York City.

A classical guitarist and attorney as well, Elizabeth is a member of the New York, Georgia and DC bars, and runs a consulting business and foundation for environmental and social justice.

Elizabeth is a part-time resident of Big Indian, New York.


Lee Slonimsky - Lee Slonimsky’s fourth book of poems, Logician of the Wind, is being published in January 2012 by Orchises Press of Washington DC. His poems also appear in the recent chapbook protesting the closing of California state parks, What Redwoods Know, and in journals like Best of Asheville Poetry Review, California Quarterly, The Carolina Quarterly, Connecticut Review, Measure, North Dakota Quarterly, Poetry Daily, 32 Poems, and Valparaiso Poetry Review. Lee’s poems have been heard on radio stations such as KRCB in Santa Rosa, California, and KPFA in Berkeley, California, and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize five times.

As a fiction writer, Lee is the co-author of the Lee Carroll Black Swan trilogy along with his wife, Hammet Award winning mystery writer Carol Goodman. The Watchtower, second in the trilogy, was published in August of 2011, and the third, The Shapestealer, is forthcoming in the fall of 2012. Lee conducts a poetry writing workshop in New York City, “Walking with the Sonnet”.


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