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 Cate McNider and TBA will be the featured readers when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, on June 9, 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.


Cate McNider - A lifetime’s experience grappling with issues of identity and selfhood through her work as an improvisational dancer, actress, painter, bodyworker and yoga teacher prepared Cate McNider for the role of poet for which she is, perhaps, best suited. A graduate of Sweet Briar College’s theater-arts program, she also studied at The Drama Studio in London before moving to New York City in the 1980's. She lives in Manhattan with her thirteen-year-old dog, Mimi, a border/husky mix, and spends time in the Catskills writing and teaching.

about Separation and Return
A poignant collection of poetry about recovering the self. (Publishers Weekly)

Searching for what one truly is, a journey that may take decades. "Separation and Return" is a collection of poetry from Cate McNider, drawing on her own experiences with trying to understand her own desires to feel comfortable in her own skin. Touching and moving, "Separation and Return" is an excellent collection of poetry. "Fiction": This, a fiction we all live,/ceaselessly turning out plots,/no time to stop, yet/ we move to still the frames. - Margaret Lane, Reviewer (The Midwest Book Review)




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