Woodstock Poetry Society
Featured Reading and Open Mike
Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2pm
Golden Notebook (Upstairs)

Richard Loranger
Teresa Costa

Poets Richard Loranger and Teresa Costa will be the featured readers, along with the WPS Annual Business Meeting and an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs), 29 Tinker Street on Saturday, October 11, 2014 at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month at Golden Notebook (Upstairs).

Note the venue - we will be at Golden Notebook (Upstairs) for this reading and throughout 2014. Thanks Jacqueline, and all at Golden Notebook.

Golden Notebook (Upstairs)
29 Tinker Street
Woodstock, NY 12498

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival as part of the Woodstock Arts Consortium is sponsoring this poetry event as part of the Woodstock "Second Saturdays" Art Events. For a full listing of "Second Saturday" events, see: www.artsinwoodstock.org.

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


Richard Loranger
- Richard Loranger is a writer, performer, visual artist, and all around squeaky wheel, currently residing in Oakland, CA. He is the author of Poems for Teeth, as well as The Orange Book and nine chapbooks, including Hello Poems and the recent 6 Questions (Exot Books). Recent work can be found in the online journals London Grip New Poetry (www.londongrip.co.uk) and The Marsh Hawk Review (www.marshhawkpress.org) and in the just released anthology I Let Go of the Stars in My Hand (great weather for MEDIA). You can find more about his work and scandals at www.richardloranger.com .

Richard Loranger


I think of the space beneath the dirt
in my houseplant, filled with pebbles for drainage.
There’s air in there, and it’s very dark:
the scientists would call it aphotic.
I like that, like the idea of a dark tiny space
where the air bounces slowly between pebbles,
sounds comforting to me, like the idea
of the Greeks still holding ground amidst our language,
and I like especially that dank soiled smell
of the lightless air underneath the Greek language
in the blue pot there by my window
from which a little bunch of lavender thrives.

-Richard Loranger


Teresa Costa - Teresa Costa has been writing poetry 5 decades. Has been published in: Wildflowers, (an anthology by Shivastan Press), Home Planet News, A Slant of Light; Hudson Valley Women's Anthology (Codhill Press), Riverine, (Codhill Press), Up The River (Albany Poets Press), Chronogram, HeyDay Magazine, Walt's Corner; Long Island Quarterly, amongst many others.

Her book Creature Comforts was published by Post Traumatic Press. Costa has hosted poetry readings since 2002, including The Woodstock Goddess poetry Festival 2012 & 2013.

She has done two lecture & workshops for The Northeast College of Poetry in Sugar Loaf, NY & on November 1st will have a workshop & lecture on the Avant Garde poets, at the Seligman Center in Sugar Loaf, NY

Teresa can be reached at: hotpoetrygoddess@gmail.com

Teresa Costa

Autumn Poem

It is end of summer
Too late for heat waves
Too crispy cool to complain

Lightning flashes the sky
Above as last of the seasons
Insects answer on ground below.

Bright orange-red Moon
Hugs the night sky tight
Stray owls hoot
A fine song, as crickets shut
Down for the night.

A late night make-out date
As two rat snakes entwine &
Dance about on the front porch.

-Teresa Costa


2014 Schedule

01/January 11th – Darcy Smith; Tim Dwyer & 2013 Annual Business Meeting
02/February 8th – Gary Siegel; Joanne Pagano Weber
03/March 8th – Marina Mati; Robert Milby
04/April 12th – Dennis Wayne Bressack; Donald Lev
05/May 10th – Karen Schoemer; Timothy Brennan
06/June 14th – Rebecca Schumejda; Theodore Phelps
07/July 12th – Anique Taylor; Sparrow
08/August 9th – Alison Koffler; Jo Pitkin
09/September 13th – Lee Slonimsky; Sarah Van Arsdale
10/October 11th Richard Loranger; Teresa Costa
11/November 8th – Lee Gould; Norma Bernstock
12/December 13th – Dennis Sullivan; Joe Krausman & 2014 Annual Business Meeting

Also, why not become a 2014 Member of the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival?

Membership is a nominal $15 a year. (To join, send your check to the Woodstock Poetry Society, P.O. Box 531, Woodstock, NY 12498. Include your email address as well as your mailing address and phone number. Or join online at: www.woodstockpoetry.com/become.html). Your membership helps pay for meeting space rental, post-office-box rental, the WPS website, and costs associated with publicizing the monthly events. One benefit of membership is the opportunity to have a brief biography and several of your poems appear on this website.

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