St. Rocco's Reading SeriesSt. Rocco’s September reading at the Hudson River Coffee House with Billie Chernicoff, Mitch Manning, Julian Mostachetti, and Tamas Panitz.

We’ve got FOUR readers, for our 9/15 reading, the official kick off our 18-19 Season! Bios below.

If you are a LOCAL POET, please come to our September readings if you are interested in reading in our series this year, say hello, and let us know that you would like to read!

As always, events are free but we pass the hat for donations for our readers.

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Billie Chernicoff was born in Detroit, grew up in upstate New York, and was educated at Bard College. She is the author of The Red Dress (Dr. Cicero Books), The Pleasures (, Waters Of (Lunar Chandelier Collective) and Bronze (Lunar Chandelier Collective). She is a co-editor of The Doris (, a magazine of new writing and translation. She lives in Catskill, New York.

Mitch Manning has taught poetry in central China. His poems have been read in Basra, southern Iraq as part of the Boston to Basra Project. He teaches English at UMass Boston, organizes events for the Joiner Institute for the Study of War and Social Consequences, edits poetry for CONSEQUENCE magazine and is founder of NO INFINITE a journal of poetry, art, and protest. Poems and interviews published in Let The Bucket Down, Sundial, Hollow, GAFF and more.

Julian Mostachetti is a blogger, prose scribbler, and U Albany grad student. His work is read by few, regarded by some, and published by no one. He’ll be reading from (i), which may become a novel barring nuclear catastrophe, or his computer crashing.

Tamas Panitz is the author of Blue Sun (Inpatient Press), UNCREATED MIRROR (Lunar Chandelier Collective), UPPER EARTH (Oread Press), INVISIBLE MARCHES (Lunar Chandelier Collective) and several chapbooks available for free at, including a collaboration with the painter Louise Smith. He helps edit The Doris magazine along with Billie Chernicoff. He lives in Catskill, NY.

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4:30 pm - 7:00 pm


Hudson River Coffee House
227 Quail Street
Albany NY