Our great friend Rebecca Schumejda is hosting a reading this Saturday at Half Moon Books on Saturday, May 7 in Kingston. The bookstore is a wonderful venue for poetry. Get there early to get a seat.

Four Awesome Poets: Jason Crane, Jill Crammond, Carolee Sherwood, and Christopher Wheeling Read

Jason Crane was born in Lenox, Massachusetts and lives in New York City. He’s a broadcaster, podcaster and writer. He’s a father. And he rides a bicycle. Jason hosts the online jazz interview show The Jazz Session (thejazzsession.com), featuring in-depth interviews with jazz musicians from around the world. The Jazz Session has seen more than one million downloads since its inception. Jason’s first collection of poems, Unexpected Sunlight (FootHills Publishing, 2010), is now available. His work has been published in Blue Collar Review, qarrtsiluni , Meat For Tea, State of Emergency: Chicago Poets Address The Gulf Crisis, and Poets For Living Waters.

Jill Crammond is a poet/artist/mother, funding her poetry passion by teaching children’s art and poetry classes. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Fire On Her Tongue: An eBook Anthology of Contemporary Women’s Poetry, Classifieds: An Anthology of Prose Poems, Crab Creek Review, Boxcar Poetry Review, Weave, qarrtsiluni and others. She is a contributor to Poets’ Quarterly and co-founder of the online poetry community Big Tent Poetry. She occasionally blogs about life as a (newly single) mom-poet at jillypoet.wordpress.com

Carolee Sherwood is a painter, mixed-media artist and poet. Her poetry has been published in a number of print and online journals, most recently appearing in Referential, Goblin Fruit, Scythe and Wicked Alice. She co-manages the online poetry project “Big Tent Poetry,” volunteers with the Hudson Valley Writers Guild and gets paid to play on Facebook all day.

Christopher Wheeling has been writing and performing his poetry in the Hudson Valley since late 2001. His style varies widely across the body of his work, occasionally using a traditional form but more often using free verse and surrealism as his preferred techniques. In May of 2004, he graduated from SUNY New Paltz with a bachelor’s degree in English literature. He has worked a variety of odd jobs in his life, but the written art is the only occupation that has lasted with any significant time in his time here on Earth. He owes much of his style and passion to the poets of the Hudson Valley, and cannot thank them enough for their influence over the years.

Half Moon Poetry Reading
May 7, 2011 at 6:30pm
35 North Front Street, Kingston NY 12401
(845) 331-5439