This month at the Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic, on Wednesday, February 1, there are two featured poets, Paul Pines and Stuart Bartow. Here is the information from host Carol Graser.
On the first Wednesday of every month Caffè Lena presents:
Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, February 1
7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poets: Stuart Bartow & Paul Pines
Hosted by Carol Graser
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
Paul Pines has published seven volumes of poetry including Onion, Last Call at The Tin Palace, and his latest,Reflections in a Smoking Mirror: Poems of Mexico & Belize. He has also published two novels and his memoir, My Brothers Madness, has enjoyed wide critical acclaim. He lives in Glens Falls where he practices as a psychotherapist and hosts the Lake George Jazz Weekend.
REFLECTIONS IN A SMOKING MIRROR tells the story of the fall of an ancient, vibrant civilization to Spain’s conquistadors under Cortez. Pines’ language is intelligent and refreshing, his ideas provocative, his images striking, and his narrative, however tragic, dramatically thrilling. This book is a smoking mirror.
Stuart Bartow lives in Salem, New York, and teaches writing and literature at SUNY Adirondack (formerly ACC). His most recent collection of poems is Questions for the Sphinx. He is also nearing completion on a book about small stream fly fishing and its relation to Zen. He has been chair of the Battenkill Conservancy for the past six years.