Colony Cafe

Tomorrow afternoon in Woodstock poets will gather for another meeting of the Woodstock Poetry Society at the beautiful Colony Cafe. This month host Phillip Levine will be featuring David McLoghlin and Tim Dwyer.

Poets David McLoghlin and Tim Dwyer will be the featured readers, along with an open mike and the (short) Annual Business & Planning Meeting when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, on Saturday, September 8th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

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

A native to Ireland but relocated in childhood to Brussels and New England, David McLoghlin writes about emigration, the search for belonging, the imagined lives of the saints, and the geometries of loss and love on the New York Subway.  His first book, Waiting For Saint Brendan And Other Poems has just been released by Salmon Poetry, a premier Irish press.  His poems have appeared in highly regarded Irish journals such as Poetry Ireland ReviewCyphers and The Stinging Fly, and the U.S. journals have included Mead, Birmingham Poetry Review and Nashville Review.  He has been a translator of Spanish poets such as Luis Cernuda.  His awards have included the prestigious Patrick Kavanagh Award, 2nd prize, residency award for the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, and Arts Council of Ireland Bursary, that provided a stipend for full time writing, and 2011 Howard Nemerov Scholar, Sewanee Writer’s Conference.  He was recently the international editor for the journalWashington Square, and he holds his Master’s degree in Poetry and Translation from University College Dublin and MFA in Creative Writing from New York University.

Tim Dwyer recently resumed writing after a gap of many years.  The themes of his poetry include Ireland and America, the Native American and Dutch spirit of the Hudson Valley, and the theme of imprisonment.  He is a psychologist at a New York correctional facility.  He has appeared in the U.S. journals Field and Tiferet, the Irish journals The Stinging Fly and Boyne Berries.  He has completed a manuscript Light and Time, and is presently working on a poetry and prose manuscript about a fictional American Irish poet, The Unpublished Works of Donal Michael Furey. His parents migrated to the United States from County Galway, Ireland.  He was in the creative writing program at Oberlin College and received his Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Georgia State University.

Here is who is scheduled for the rest of the year at the Colony Cafe:

October 13th – Adrianna Delgado and Marina Mati
November 10th – TBA
December 8th – Rebecca Schumejda and TBA