Woodstock Poetry Society
Featured Reading and Open Mike
Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 2pm
Golden Notebook (Upstairs)

Therese L. Broderick

Poets Therese L. Broderick and TBA will be the featured readers, along with an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs), 29 Tinker Street on Saturday, July 14th, 2018 at 2pm.

Note: WPS meetings are held the 2nd Saturday (2pm) of every month at Golden Notebook (Upstairs).

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

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


Therese L. Broderick - Therese L. Broderick, MFA, MLS, has served the community of writers in Albany, New York, for more than fifteen years in numerous roles, including Board officer, contest judge, workshop leader, classroom guest, group discussion leader, hostess for itinerant poets, and babysitter. Her poems have been published in many venues, both paper (Poet Lore) and digital (Barzakh); and have received several awards, including an Intro Journals Project prize from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, and the Overall Winner prize from The Poetry Project with Poetry Ireland. She is the author of three chapbooks and one full-length collection, Breath Debt: Poems, recently released by Page Publishing. Her other passions include yoga, tai chi, TM meditation, and swing-dancing. She can be found on Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Linkedin, MeetUp.com, and at theresebroderick.wordpress.com.

The Farmerís Rink

Not nearly enough water to drown in.
Just a thin translucent crust, a filet of ice
overlaying the farmer’s last rectangular plot
of purple nightshades—his autumn beds
already forgotten

by our suburban kids who are skating and skidding
along the rim, or in & out of the center;
their stainless steel blades chipping away at
the rink’s hard little pits and potholes,
with the same sound a garden spade must make

as it strikes a buried stone. A sixth-grade girl goes tracing
with sleek figures the farmer’s earthen furrows
submerged, and then yokes her jacket-padded arm
onto the small shoulder of her younger brother

who is suddenly floundering; and the farmer watches
this rescue from his kitchen window, its seams caulked
tightly against freezing piles of tiny white scales
soon to be settled. From the corners of the glass pane
to the brink of the beveled ledge.

-Therese L. Broderick


TBA - ..


Developing WPS 2018 Schedule - all readings at Golden Notebook (Upstairs)
All of 2018 Events: Events

01/January 13th - Philip Pardi; Sparrow
02/February 10th - Frank Boyer; Philip Fried
03/March 10th - Cheryl Rice; Guy Reed
04/April 14th - Donald Lev; Mary Leonard
05/May 11th - Judith Saunders; Lucia Cherciu
06/June 9th - Dennis & Justin Bressack
07/July 14th - Therese L. Broderick; TBA
08/August 11th - TBA
09/September 8th - Catherine Arra; TBA
10/October 13th - Barbara Elovic; Carl Rosenstock; Richard Levine
11/November 10th - TBA
12/December 8th - TBA and Annual Business Meeting

Also, why not become a 2018 Member of the Woodstock Poetry Society?

Membership is $20 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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