Phillip Levine

We are back from the Thanksgiving holiday and hope that everyone had a good time with family, friends and food.

We have two events coming up in the Hudson Valley that are sponsored by Chronogram. Tomorrow at the Kleinert/James Arts Center in Woodstock, The Chronogram Poets will be taking the stage at 4:00PM.

THE CHRONOGRAM POETS

Sunday, November 27 at 4pm at the Kleinert/James Arts Center, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock

Celebrate our annual poetry issue with brief readings by poets featured in this month’s books section.

Featured Poets:
L.S. Asekoff, Molly McGlennen, Barbara Blatner, Anna Moschovakis, Dennis Doherty, George Quasha, Lee Gould, Matthew J. Spireng, Robert Kelly, Pauline Uchmanowicz, Djelloul Marbrook, and Barbara Louise Ungar.

Hosted by Nina Shengold

This event is free and open to the public. REFRESHMENTS SERVED. Books will be available for purchase and signing.

Then, next Saturday, the COW series comintues with the Goat Hill Poets as the featured artists. Here is the information from usual host Phillip Levine.

COW (Chronogram Open Word)
The Goat Hill Poets
Marianna Boncek, Leslie Gerber, Alison Koffler, Judith Lechner, Guy Reed, Cheryl A. Rice
Hosted By Guy Reed
(subhosting for Phillip X. Levine)
Poetry/Prose/Performance

Spoken Word Series
First Saturday, Every Month

* Continues: Sat, Dec 3, 7pm *
w/Wide Open Microphone & Free Drink

COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is generally hosted by Chronogram’s poetry editor Phillip Levine, it runs on the first Saturday of every month at 7pm at the BEAhive (314 Wall St). This month (December) COW will be ably sub-hosted by Guy Reed.

The series, produced by Chronogram and BEAHIVE, continues on Saturday, December 3rd, 7pm with “The Goat Hill Poets”.

The Goat Hill Poets
Marianna Boncek: English teacher, astrologer, sense medium, author of Spooky Hudson Valley and Gone Missing in New York (Schiffer Publishing)
Leslie Gerber: Longtime classical music critic, former WDST air personality, proprietor of Parnassus Records
Alison Koffler: On-site teacher consultant, New York City Writing Project @ Lehman College, author of Animal Trance (Post Traumatic Press)
Judith Lechner: Educator, author of 24 nonfiction texts for “young people” & The Moon Sings Back (Waterside Press)
Guy Reed: Essayist, poet, author of Still Life With Acorn (Fool Head Press) & The Effort To Hold Light (Finishing Line Press)
Cheryl A. Rice: Host/founder of Sylvia Plath Bake-Off, author of My Minnesota Boyhood (forthcoming: Post Traumatic Press)

COW (Chronogram Open Word) — Featuring: The Goat Hill Poets
Saturday, Dec 3, 7pm

BEAHIVE – 314 Wall St, Kingston, NY
Info: Phillip Levine — (845)246-8565 / pprod@mindspring.com
$5 / free for BEAHIVE members

All shows are held at BEAHIVE in Uptown Kingston (314 Wall St.). Doors open at 7pm; start time is 7:30. Features perform for approximately 20 to 25 mins. each, with open mic before and after. Cover charge is $5; free for BEAHIVE members. Drink included.

Phillip X. Levine is a poet, editor and performer. He is poetry editor for Chronogram and president of the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival. From 2001-2008, he hosted a popular weekly reading series at The Colony Cafe, one of the most storied venues for poets and musicians in Woodstock, NY. This OPEN WORD series is an evolution of The Colony series.

Chronogram is a free monthly magazine that nourishes and supports the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley.

BEAHIVE  is a new kind of collaborative space for work and community. Its ultimate aim is to support a Local Living Economy, one that is locally rooted and human-scale. BEAHIVE opened in Beacon in May 2009 as the first such space in the Hudson Valley and partnered with Chronogram to open a second location in Uptown Kingston in December 2009.

Photo credit: Dan Wilcox