Phillip Levine

Two Weeks in Ulster County with Phillip Levine

Phillip Levine

Our good friend Phillip Levine is hosting two poetry events in the next couple of weeks down in Ulster County. Everything kicks off next Saturday for a pre-Super Bowl “anything goes” open mic at the BEAhive in Kingston.

COW (Chronogram Open Word) Wide Open Mike, “anything goes”, hosted by Poetry Editor Phillip X. Levine
Poetry/Prose/Performance  Spoken Word Series on the First Saturday, Every Month

Continues: Sat, Feb 4th, 7pm w/Wide Open Microphone & Free Drink

COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is 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).

The series, produced by Chronogram and BEAHIVE, continues on Saturday, February 4th, 7pm with a Wide Open Mike-“anything goes, again”

COW (Chronogram Open Word) — Featuring: Wide Open Mike (“anything goes”)
Saturday, Feb 4th, 7pm

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, when we have 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.

And then on the next Saturday, the monthly Woodstock Poetry Society reading series continues with featured poets Elizabeth Coleman and Lee Slominsky.

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival as part of the Woodstock Arts Consortium is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock “Second Saturdays” Art Events. For a full listing of “Second Saturday” events, see:

Poets Elizabeth Coleman and Lee Slominsky will be the featured readers, along with an open mike and the (short) Annual Business & Planning Meeting when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at the Colony Cafe, 22 Rock City Road, on Saturday, February 11th at 2pm. Note: WPS&F meetings are held the 2nd Saturday of every month.

The readings will be hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip Levine. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.

Elizabeth Coleman is the author of The Saint of Lost Things, a chapbook of poems (Word Temple Press 2009), and her work has appeared in the journals Connecticut Review, Raintown Review, 32 Poems, Per Contra, Blueline, and Peregrine, among numerous others.  Her poems will appear in an anthology in 2011 tentatively titled, When Lawyers Talk About Their World (Pleasure Boat Studio) and in a forthcoming Jewish poetry anthology, and her critical work has appeared in Poetry Miscellany.

A candidate for an MFA in Poetry at Vermont College of Fine Arts, Elizabeth was chosen by 32 Poems in 2009 to be a featured poetry reader at the “Periodically Speaking Series,” and she has also been a featured reader at Carmine Street Metrics and KGB Bar in New York City.

A classical guitarist and attorney as well, Elizabeth is a member of the New York, Georgia and DC bars, and runs a consulting business and foundation for environmental and social justice.

Elizabeth is a part-time resident of Big Indian, New York.

Lee Slominsky’s fourth book of poems, Logician of the Wind, is being published in January 2012 by Orchises Press of Washington DC. His poems also appear in the recent chapbook protesting the closing of California state parks, What Redwoods Know, and in journals like Best of Asheville Poetry Review, California Quarterly, The Carolina Quarterly, Connecticut Review, Measure, North Dakota Quarterly, Poetry Daily, 32 Poems, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.  Lee’s poems have been heard on radio stations such as KRCB in Santa Rosa, California, and KPFA in Berkeley, California, and have been nominated for a Pushcart Prize five times.

As a fiction writer, Lee is the co-author of the Lee Carroll Black Swan trilogy along with his wife, Hammet Award winning mystery writer Carol Goodman.  The Watchtower, second in the trilogy, was published in August of 2011, and the third, The Shapestealer, is forthcoming in the fall of 2012.  Lee conducts a poetry writing workshop in New York City, “Walking with the Sonnet.”