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 Ken Holland and Lee Gould will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker Street, on Saturday, August 14th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

Previously scheduled featured poet Bert Shaw had to postpone due to his daughter's wedding.

The readings will be hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip Levine. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.


Ken Holland - Ken Holland's poetry and prose have been published in over thirty literary journals from which one of his stories was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Most recently his work has appeared in the Texas Review, Southwest Review, and Common Ground. He was the first place grant recipient in a fiction competition sponsored by the Dutchess Council Arts Council; took second place in a poetry competition judged by Eamon Grennan; and has twice been anthologized. He has long worked within the publishing industry and is currently earning his paycheck at Macmillan. His reading interests are as wide as the non-working hours in the day allow.

Lee Gould - After teaching at Goucher College in Maryland, Lee Gould retired to the Hudson Valley where she continues to teach, write poetry and reviews, gardens, makes far too much jam and explores the marvels of Columbia County. Her poems and reviews have appeared in: Quarterly West, The Gay and Lesbian Review, the Berkshire Review, Chronogram, Phoebe, Passager, Magma and other journals. Her chapbook, Weeds, will be out in May 2010; The Czar's Last Gift, her full-length manuscript, has been a finalist in several contests.

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