Karen Schoemer

The monthly gathering of the Woodstock Poetry Society takes place this coming Saturday afternoon at the Golden Notebook starting at 2:00 PM. Host Phillip Levine has two great writers this month, Karen Schoemer and Timothy Brennan.

Here is more info from the host himself:

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival 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 Karen Schoemer and Timothy Brennan will be the featured readers, along with an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs)29 Tinker Street on Saturday, May 10th at 2pm.

Karen Schoemer is a poet and author living in Columbia County, New York. Her poetry has appeared in Chronogram and Zephyrs: The Journal of the Millay Society. She has released two spoken-word EPs, Schoemer Songs and Falling in Lilacs, on the Indianapolis label Third Uncle Records. Her poem “Julia in Her Room” won honorable mention in the 2012 Hudson Valley Writers Guild poetry contest. She is the author of the non-fiction book Great Pretenders: My Strange Love Affair with ’50s Pop Music(Free Press, 2006), and her music criticism has appeared in a number of publications and anthologies, including Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader and Leonard Cohen on Leonard Cohen: Interviews and Encounters. She is the books manager at the Spotty Dog in Hudson, NY and hosts “The Schoemer Show,” a weekly music show on WGXC 90.7 FM in Hudson.

Timothy Brennan is a poet, painter and woodworker who has lived and worked in San Francisco, in Brooklyn, and now in New Paltz, where he has been renovating his old house for over twenty years with no end in sight.

His poems have been published in Chronogram, Awosting Alchemy, and in the 2011 edition of the Wallkill Valley Writers’ Anthology.  Some new poems will be included in the 2014 edition of the WVW Anthology.

For further information on this great, long running series, contact Phillip X  Levine (845)246-8565 or email: pprod@mindspring.com.

 

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Woodstock Community Center
56 Rock City Road
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