Monthly poetry open mic in beautiful Woodstock, NY hosted by Chronogram Poetry Editor Phil Levine with featured poets.
Paul Nash and the “Palisades Poets” (Sandra Duguid, Denise La Neve, Marilyn Mohr, Paul Nash, John J. Trause, Doris Umbers, David Vincenti, and Galen Warden) 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, August 12th at 2pm.
Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month at Golden Notebook (Upstairs).
Paul Nash and the “Palisades Poets” – 8 poets whose work appears in the major new anthology: META-LAND: Poets of the Palisades II will be reading at the Golden Notebook on Saturday, August 12 at 2 PM! They include Sandra Duguid, Denise La Neve, Marilyn Mohr, Paul Nash, John J. Trause, Doris Umbers, David Vincenti, and Galen Warden. Meta-Land, published by The Poets Press, assembles 121 works by 58 poets, arranged in 11 themed sections, as well as original artwork from the same community of artists and writers. All of the pieces that appear in the anthology are by authors who were featured in the on-going North Jersey Literary Series held at the Classic Quiche Café in Teaneck, New Jersey between 2010 and 2015. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing.
From the book jacket and Foreword:
”Viewed in geological time, poetry is a recent phenomenon, even in an ancient outcropping like the New Jersey Palisades. After five millennia of recorded history, toward the end of the 20th Century, writers begin to gather together, to coalesce in cafes, libraries and other literary watering holes upon or near the ancient basaltic fastness of the Palisades. This post-geological phenomenon has been collectively named “The Palisades Poetry Movement.” This new volume, Meta-Land, assembles 121 works by 58 poets, arranged in 11 themed sections. All of the pieces that appear in the anthology are by authors who were featured in the on-going North Jersey Literary Series held at the Classic Quiche Café in Teaneck, New Jersey between 2010 and 2015. This collection delves deeply into our ‘metaperceptions:’ how we see ourselves, the universe, and what we question, feel or think. Diverse voices that represent a modern world of both natural beauty and cosmopolitan sophistication explore the fundamental nature of reality, existence, knowledge, values, reason and mind. We find ourselves in a ‘Meta-Land,’ where symbols of symbols are nested like matryoshkas, and meaning’s reach extends past all horizons.”
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm