Orange County Poet Laureate Robert Milby has compiled all of the poetry readings and events that you will not want to miss this month in the Hudson Valley.

Every Wed. 6:30pm
Milkweed Poetry Workshop
Milkweed Art Gallery, 2&3 Romers’ Alley (from Kings Highway), Sugar Loaf, NY
Hosts:  Richard Kersting & Wendy Insinger
$4 donation

Sat.  2/1,  1pm
Poetry at the Karpeles
Karpeles Museum, 94 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
Open reading
Host:  Hayden Wayne

Thurs. 2/6, 7pm
Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Rt. 207(Corner of Stony Ford Rd), Campbell Hall, NY
Featured poet:  Jessie Ptak + open reading
Host:  Robert Milby
$2 donation
845-294-8090

Sat. , 2/8, 2pm
Woodstock Poetry Society
The Golden Notebook, 29 Tinker St., Woodstock, NY
featured poets plus open reading
Host:  Phillip Levine
no cover
845-679-8000

Tues  2/11,  7pm
Poetry Night!
Montgomery Book Exchange, 61A Clinton Street, Montgomery, NY
Featured poet:   Roberta Gould + open reading
Host:  Walter Pahucki
$3 donations
845-764-1787

Thurs. 2/13, 7pm
Newburgh:  With Love
Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway, Newburgh, NY
Live Music and Poetry with Mona Toscano (Poet Laureate Newburgh, NY, 2019-2020) and Neil Alexander ( keyboards)
$10 cover

Fri. 2/14,  7pm
Hudson Valley Poets
Howland Center, 477 Main St., Beacon, NY
Feature:  Fr. Bob Phelps + open reading
$5 cover
Host:  Hayden Wayne
info:  845-297-3804

Sat., 2/15, 1pm
Winter Poetry Cafe
Florida Library, 4 Cohen Circle, Florida, NY
Features:  Margaret Fox, Harvey Greenwald, Robert Milby + open reading
Host:  Robert Milby
845-651-7659
No cover

Tues. 2/18, 7pm
Poetry Night
Meadow Blues Coffee, 3 Winkler Place, Chester, NY
Featured poet: Howard Horowitz + open reading
Host:  Robert Milby
845-610-3638
$2 donation

Thurs. 2/20,   7pm
Hudson River Poets
Newburgh Library, 124 Grand St., Newburgh, NY
Host:  Hayden Wayne
845-563-3601
No cover

Thurs., 2/20, 7pm
Poetry at Vassar
Lehman Loeb Art Gallery, Vassar Campus, 124 Raymond Ave., Poughkeepsie, NY
Featured poet + open reading
Host:  Debora Shon
No cover
Info:  dshon@poklib.org

Thurs. 2/20, 7pm
Winter Poetry Reading
Pine Bush Library’s Community Center, 227 Maple Avenue, Pine Bush, NY
Host:  Gloria Winter
no cover

Mon., 2/24, 7pm
Poetry at the Church
Goshen Methodist Church, 115 Main St., Goshen, NY
Featured poet:  Ted Gill + open Reading
Guest Host:  Robert Milby
845-294-5010
donations appreciated!

Sat., 2/29, 6:30pm
Poetry Night
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 66 Partition(at Main), Saugerties, NY
Featured poet+ Open Reading
Host:  Laura Ludwig
845- 246-5775
donations appreciated!