Phillip Levine

The monthly gathering of the Woodstock Poetry Society takes place this coming Saturday afternoon, November 8 at the Golden Notebook starting at 2 p.m. Host Phillip Levine has two great writers this month, Lee Gould and Norma Bernstock.

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 Lee Gould and Norma Bernstock 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, November 8th at 2pm.

Lee Gould’s poems, essays and reviews have appeared  in: Quarterly West, the Gay and Lesbian Review, The Berkshire Review, Bridges, Chronogram, Salmagundi, Passager, The Rusty Toque, Magma and other journals in the US, England, and Canada. Poems have been anthologized in:; A Slant of Light, Women Writers of the Hudson Valley; Burning Bright; and Still Against War, Poems for Marie Ponsot. Her chapbook Weeds was published in 2010. She curated the ArtsWalk Literary Festival in Hudson New York, teaches contemporary poetry at Bard’s Lifetime Learning Institute and guides poetry workshops in Kingston and Hudson.

Norma Ketzis Bernstock lives in Milford, Pennsylvania where she is a member of the Upper Delaware Writers Collective. Her poetry has appeared in many journals and anthologies including Connecticut River Review, Paterson Literary Review, Lips, Stillwater Review and the anthology, Paterson, the Poets’ City.  Her most recent chapbook, Don’t Write a Poem About Me After I’m Dead, was published in 2011 by Big Table Publishing.

A first collection of poems appeared in her chapbook, What We Remember, the title poem about a father who suffers from dementia.  Poet/journalist Charles Johnson writing in the Home News Tribune described her poetry as “…linguistically colorful…” referring to her poignant and entertaining narratives of family life, marriage and life after divorce.

Her previous achievements include a Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Scholarship to the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Massachusetts and recognition by the Allen Ginsberg Poetry Awards.

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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