Cate McNider

The COW Series Keeps Moooving Along with Cate McNider and Jeffrey Davis

Cate McNider

The Chronogram Open Word reading series continues this coming Saturday, November 5 at 7:00PM with featured readers Cate McNider and Jeffrey Davis at the BEAhive in (not downtown) Kingston with special guest co-hosts Cheryl Rice and Guy Reed.

The usual host, Phillip Levine, will not be there this time around, but he did send along the following announcement on what to expect:

COW (Chronogram Open Word) with Cate McNider & Jeffrey Davis
Hosted By Cheryl Rice & Guy Reed (subhosting for Phillip X. Levine)


Spoken Word Series on the First Saturday, Every Month Continues: Sat, Nov 5, 7pm w/Wide Open Microphone & Free Drink

COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is generally hosted by Chronogram’s poetry editor Phillip Levine, it runs on the first Saturday of every month at 7pm at the BEAhive (314 Wall St). This month (November) COW will be ably sub-hosted by Cheryl Rice & Guy Reed.

The series, produced by Chronogram and BEAHIVE, continues on Saturday, November 5th, 7pm with Cate McNider and Jeffrey Davis.

COW (Chronogram Open Word) — Featuring: Cate McNider; Jeffrey Davis
Saturday, Nov 5, 7pm

Cate McNider – A lifetime’s experience grappling with issues of identity and selfhood through her work as an improvisational dancer, actress, painter, bodyworker and yoga teacher prepared Cate McNider for the role of poet for which she is, perhaps, best suited.  A graduate of Sweet Briar College’s theater-arts program, she also studied at The Drama Studio in London before moving to New York City in the 1980’s. She lives in Manhattan with her thirteen-year-old dog, Mimi, a border/husky mix, and spends time in the Catskills writing and teaching.

about Separation and Return
A poignant collection of poetry about recovering the self. (Publishers Weekly)

Searching for what one truly is, a journey that may take decades. “Separation and Return” is a collection of poetry from Cate McNider, drawing on her own experiences with trying to understand her own desires to feel comfortable in her own skin. Touching and moving, “Separation and Return” is an excellent collection of poetry. “Fiction”: This, a fiction we all live,/ceaselessly turning out plots,/no time to stop, yet/ we move to still the frames. – Margaret Lane, Reviewer (The Midwest Book Review)

Jeffrey Davis – JEFFREY DAVIS is author of the poetry collection City Reservoir (Barnburner Press 1999) and the nonfiction book for creatives The Journey from the Center to the Page: Yoga Philosophies and Practices as Muse for Authentic Writing (Penguin 2004; Monkfish Publishing 2008). His essays, articles, short stories, and poems appear in publications around the world including Magma, Common Ground, Sentence: A Journal of Prose Poetics, the anthology You Are Not Here and Other Works of Buddhist Fiction (Wisdom Publications), the anthology Introduction to the Prose Poem (Firewheel Editions), The Comstock Review, and elsewhere. He writes the Tracking Wonder blog for Psychology Today and is Fiction Editor for Tiferet: A Journal of Literature & Spirituality.  He’s also a creativity consultant for creative professionals and creative enterprisers around the country and teaches or has taught workshops at the University of New Mexico’s Taos Writer’s Conference, Kripalu Center, The Omega Institute, The Cape Cod Writer’s Conference, the Writers Lab on the Greek isle of Skyros, Nova Scotia’s Tatamagouche Centre, and the Block Island Poetry Project among other places. He teaches at Western Connecticut State University’s MFA in Creative & Professional Writing Program.

BEAHIVE – 314 Wall St, Kingston, NY
Info: Phillip Levine — (845)246-8565 /
$5 / free for BEAHIVE members

All shows are held at BEAHIVE in Uptown Kingston (314 Wall St.). Doors open at 7pm; start time is 7:30. Features perform for approximately 20 to 25 mins. each, with open mic before and after. Cover charge is $5; free for BEAHIVE members. Drink included.

Phillip X. Levine is a poet, editor and performer. He is poetry editor for Chronogram and president of the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival ( From 2001-2008, he hosted a popular weekly reading series at The Colony Cafe, one of the most storied venues for poets and musicians in Woodstock, NY. This OPEN WORD series is an evolution of The Colony series.

Chronogram ( is a free monthly magazine that nourishes and supports the creative and cultural life of the Hudson Valley.

BEAHIVE is a new kind of collaborative space for work and community. Its ultimate aim is to support a Local Living Economy, one that is locally rooted and human-scale. BEAHIVE opened in Beacon in May 2009 as the first such space in the Hudson Valley and partnered with Chronogram to open a second location in Uptown Kingston in December 2009.