Poetry Reading in Athens, NY

Two highly respected poets who live in the Hudson Valley, Therese Broderick and Dan Wilcox, will be the featured readers when Poetry at the Hudson meets at the Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, on Saturday, June 16, 2007 at 2 p.m. An open mike follows the featured readings.

Broderick , who has a master’s in fine arts, is a freelance writer and teacher residing in Albany, New York, with her husband and daughter. She has served as an officer of the Hudson Valley Writers Guild, as a workshop leader for Knowledge Network and for WomanWords, as a book reviewer for The River Reporter, and as a volunteer poet at The Roarke Center social services agency. Her poems have won local and national awards and been published in such periodicals as Spoon River Poetry Review, Puerto del Sol, Barnwood, 2River View, and Other Seven. She has been a featured poet at Caffe Lena (Saratoga Springs), Third Thursday (Albany), the Woodstock Poetry Society, and the Saratoga Poetry Zone (Saratoga Springs) and actively maintains a blog at poetry.blog-city.com.

Wilcox, the host of an open mike at the Social Justice Center in Albany, New York, on the third Thursday of each month, is a member of the poetry performance group “3 Guys from Albany.” He has been a featured reader at most of the poetry venues in the Capital District and throughout the Hudson Valley, publishes poetry under the imprint A.P.D. (Albany’s poetic device, another pleasant day, etc.), and has himself been published in Out of the Catskills, The Second Word Thursday Anthology, We Speak for Peace, Chronogram, and numerous small press journals and anthologies. His work has also appeared on the internet and in self-published chapbooks. An avid photographer, he claims to have the world’s largest photo collection of unknown poets. He is an active member of Veterans for Peace and maintains a blog at dwlcx.blogspot.com .

The readings will be hosted by area poet Bob Wright. There is a suggested donation of $3. To reach the Cultural Center, proceed on NY 385 into the village of Athens and turn west onto Second Street; it is the second building on the right.

For additional information, call 518-444-4561.