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 Barbara Louise Ungar, Sparrow, and Sylvia Mae Gorelick will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, on Saturday, March 8th 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.


Barbara Louise Ungar - Barbara Louise Ungar won the 2006 Gival Press Poetry Award for her collection entitled The Origin of the Milky Way, which appeared from Gival Press in December of 2007. She is also the author of Thrift, and the chapbooks Sequel and Neoclassical Barbra, as well as the essay Haiku In English, forthcoming in Simply Haiku. An associate professor of English at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York, she lives in Saratoga Springs with her son Izaak.

Sparrow - Sparrow divides his time between studying French, doing Sudoku, and running for President of the United States. (Look for his campaign literature on Sparrow plays ocarina and mop handle in the band Foamola. (See them on He owns one (pink) watch, which he bought at a 99 store, and which is 2 hours and 36 minutes slow.

Sylvia Mae Gorelick - Sylvia Mae Gorelick is sixteen years old. She began writing poems in September and has put together one book of poems called (bank of america) (in parentheses). She does not go to school and lives in Phoenicia with reluctance.

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