The Caffe Lena Poetry Night returns on Wednesday, June 2 at 7 PM with featured readers Stuart Bartow, Jim Eve, and Judith Kerman.

To watch the reading, click HERE! $5 tickets to attend in person

Menu now available: light snacks! coffee and tea! wine and beer!

For those of you that can’t attend in person, the Caffe Lena Poetry Night Live Stream is recorded in the listening room and broadcast live for the community to enjoy. Go to www.CaffeLena.org and click the red box for “Watch Our Live Stream”.

The virtual audience can donate to poetry night at any time during the reading. Any tips will be divided between the poets and Caffe Lena. Or click the link above to lend your support to Caffe Lena whenever you want.

Stuart Bartow teaches writing and literature at SUNY Adirondack. He is also chair of the Battenkill Conservancy, an environmental group focused on the watershed bordering Vermont and New York. His Teaching Trout to Talk: the Zen of Small Stream Fly Fishing, received the non-fiction award from the Adirondack Center for Writing. His latest collections are Einstein’s Lawn and Green Midnight, from Dos Madres Press, and One Branch (haiku and haibun), from Red Moon Press.

Judith Kerman’s new book, Definitions, was published by Fomite Press in May 2021. She has published ten prior collections of poetry, most recently Aleph, broken: Poems from My Diaspora (Broadstone Books, 2016), as well as three books of translations of Cuban and Dominican women’s poetry and fiction.  She was a Fulbright Scholar in the Dominican Republic in 2002. A retired university professor and administrator, she founded Earth’s Daughters magazine in Buffalo, NY (1971 to present) and runs Mayapple Press, located in Woodstock, NY.

Jim Eve is the originator of the reading series Calling All Poets (CAPS), which began in 1999 at the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY, where Jim was a board member. With Mike Jurkovic and others, he has shepherded CAPS for more than 20 years, to its current stature as a leading literary force in the Hudson Valley. His main concern with CAPS is to provide the community and its poets an open, democratic stage for gathering, reading, and hearing poets of all levels and styles. Jim, who writes poetry whenever the mood strikes him, considers himself a facilitator of poetry and a lifelong apprentice of the genre.

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