Local painter, artist, poet, performer, former Hudson Valley Writers Guild co-President, and current HVWG webmaster (people still use that term?) Carolee Sherwood is scheduled to be the featured poet next Wednesday, November 2, at the Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic night in Saratoga Springs.
the first Wednesday of every month Caffè Lena presents:
Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, October 5
7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poet: Todd Fabozzi
Hosted by Carol Graser
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 518-583-0022
Here is a little information on the poet from Carolee’s website:
Carolee is a painter, mixed media artist and poet living in
Southern Rensselaer County, a rural and agricultural area within New York’s Capital RegionAlbany. She has roots in Northern Maine, where she was born and raised, and in West Virginia, the college “home among the hills” where she received an undergraduate degree in journalism. Her poetry is published locally and nationally and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is a freelance writer and a reviewer for Poets’ Quarterly. For three years, she was part of the creative team that produced Read Write Poem, and she now co-manages the online poetry community called Big Tent Poetry. She is the “almost” Poet Laureate of Smitty’s Tavern in Voorheesville, New York, placing as first runner-up in the inaugural contest (April 2010).
Carolee’s favorite artistic outlets include acrylic on canvas, collage and paper maché. Some of her work has been exhibited in Capital Region venues. A moody mother of three young boys, Carolee uses poetry and art as an emotional crutch. To share this coping mechanism with others, she has trained as an expressive arts facilitator (through New York Expressive Arts) and helps others access the healing nature of the arts.
A sample of Carolee’s poetry can be found here.