Dayl Wise and Alison Koffler

Chronogram Poetry Editor and longtime host and event organizer Phillip Levine just sent out information on the next Woodstock Poetry Society meeting and reading at the Colony Cafe on Saturday, July 14 with featured poets Alison Koffler (with musical accompaniment from Ceili Murphy) and William Seaton. This series is always worth the trip and there is plenty of time to make it back up to Albany for Poets in the Park.

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival (www.woodstockpoetry.com) as part of the Woodstock Arts Consortium is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock “Second Saturdays” Art Events. For a full listing of “Second Saturday” events, see: www.artsinwoodstock.org.

Poets Alison Koffler with musical accompaniment Ceili Murphy on keyboards and tin whistle and William Seaton will be the featured readers, along with an open mike and the (short) Annual Business & Planning Meeting when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festivalmeets at the Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, on Saturday, July 14th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

Alison Koffler was three times the winner of the Bronx Council on the Arts’ BRIO Award for poetry in 1993, 2000 and 2006.  She was the recipient of the Poetry Teacher of the Year Award from Poets’ House and McGraw-Hill in 2003, and the Green Heron Poetry Award in 2011.  Her poems have appeared in such publications as Iris: A Journal for Women, Heliotrope, Poetry in Performance, and Kalliope. She works as an on-site teacher-consultant for the New York City Writing Project at Lehman College.  Married to the poet, Dayl Wise, she divides her time between the Bronx and Woodstock, NY.

William Seaton is a poet, translator, and critic. His most recent publications are Dada Poems from the German and Spoor of Desire: Selected Poems. He produces the Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance Series, teaches in the Northeast Poetry Center’s workshops, and posts five pieces a month (mostly literary) at williamseaton.blogspot.com.