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:

Writer Michael Hare and poet D. Alex Bird will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, on Saturday, January 10th 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.


Michael Hare - I moved to Saratoga Springs in 1982, and landed a job in the News Department of a local radio station. That position allowed, and required, me to become familiar with the City's political, social and cultural activities very quickly. Later, I became a Tour Guide for a Travel Agency, and enhanced my knowledge of the area's history.

Saratoga Lives is my first published book. It traces Saratoga's history through the voices of its characters, both real and imagined. Staged readings of Saratoga Lives have been performed in Albany and Saratoga Springs (including Saratoga's First Night), and the book is currently part of the curriculum of the Saratoga Springs High School. I've been interviewed by several local radio stations, including WAMC in Albany.

D. Alex Bird - Alex Bird has been published in The Trillium, Poetic Voices, The Unknown Writer, The Samsara Quarterly, Chronogram and The Paterson Literary Review, where he won an Honorable Mention in the 2001 Allen Ginsberg Poetry Prize. He lives and works in the Hudson Valley.

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