To watch the reading, click HERE!

The Caffe Lena Poetry Night Live Stream is recorded in the listening room and broadcast live for the community to enjoy. Picking up its regular slot on the first Wednesday of the month, Caffe Lena’s poetry night will feature poets Alan Catlin, Melody Davis & Judith Prest

Caffe Lena Tip Jar

We hope poetry is helping you get through this difficult time. While we cannot have an audience in the house, you can donate to poetry night at anytime during the reading. Any tips will be dvided between the poets and Caffe Lena. Or click the link above to lend your support to Caffe Lena at any time.

Judith Prest is a poet, photographer, mixed media artist and creativity coach. She has a full length poetry collection, Geography of Loss, coming out from Finishing Line Press in late spring of 2021.Her chapbook, After, was published by Finishing Line Press in May 2019 and she also has three self-published poetry collections in print. Her poems have been published in Rockvale ReviewMad Poet’s ReviewChronogramAkros ReviewThe Muse~An International Journal of PoetryEarth’s Daughters, Up The River, and in seven anthologies. Judith lives in Duanesburg, New York with her husband and 3 cats. www.spiritwindstudio.net

Alan Catlin has been publishing in small press and university magazines for six decades which feels more like a science fiction story than a biographical factoid.  In the otherwise grim 2020, he published four completely different books of poetry: Asylum Garden: after Van Gogh (Dos Madres), Lessons in Darkness (Luchador Press) The Blue Hotel (Cyberwit) and Memories (Alien Buddha Press). He is the poetry and reviews editor of misfit magazine.

Melody Davis is the author of 4 collections of poetry, most recently, Ghost Writer, from Broadstone Books. which has been nominated for the Pushcart and Pulitzer prizes. She has been the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts senior fellowship in poetry, Pennsylvania Council on the Arts fellowship in Creative Nonfiction, and was a finalist in the National Poetry Series. Davis is an Associate Professor of Art History at Russell Sage College and lives in the capital district.

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