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 Carl Rosenstock and Richard Levine will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, on Saturday, July 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.


Carl Rosenstock - Carl Rosenstock was born in Albany, New York, and grew up on a farm near there. He received a B.A. in Asian History from Union College, and an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Vermont College. His work, including both poetry and prose, has appeared in various magazines, and anthologies … most recently Barrow Street, Memoir (and), Tarpaulin Sky, and Big City Lit. He is currently working with Memoir (And). He lives and works on the westernmost end of Long Island, in Brooklyn, New York, where he curated the Night-&-Day Reading Series.

Richard Levine - “As irony would have it, I returned from Vietnam in time for the 1968 Democratic National Convention in Chicago. You could say I went from one warzone to another. That first week home, I walked into a book store and purchased a copy of The Odyssey and Donald Hall’s anthology Contemporary American Poetry. I did not, at the time, like poetry – it was the cover design that attracted my attention. I opened to the first poem – William Stafford’s Travelling Through The Dark – and something there reached through the then undiagnosed post traumatic stress that was already beginning to derange me to a calm place in my soul. I haven’t stopped reading or writing poetry since.”

Richard Levine is the author of Snapshots from a Battle (Headwaters Press), A Language Full of Wars and Songs (Pollack Press), and the forthcoming That Country’s Soul, from Finishing Line Press. An as yet unpublished manuscript has been a finalist or semi-finalist for the Ohio State Press Poetry Book Award, University of Arkansas Press Miller Williams Poetry Prize, and the Bright Hill Press Poetry Competition.

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