COW (Chronogram Open Word) Featuring Mayapple Writers’ Retreat Writers


The COW series continues this Saturday, August 4 (after a couple of recent cancellations) at Outdated – An Antique Cafe. This great poetry open mic series is usually hosted by Phillip Levine, but this time around there are going to be two sub-hosts (Bruce Weber and Joanne Pagano Weber) filling his shoes. This month the featured poets are writers from the Mayapple Writers’ Retreat; Irene Mitchell, Judith Kerman, Diane Sautter Cole, and Gerry Connolly.

This series has been featuring some of the best Hudson Valley poets since it began last year. There are some incredible poets coming up including Jacqueline AhlMike Jurkovic, and Rebecca Schumejda. Scroll down for the complete lineup for the rest of the year.

Here is more information on the event and poet bios from Phillip:

COW (Chronogram Open Word) featuring the Mayapple Writers’ Retreat Writers
Sub-Hosted By Bruce Weber & Joanne Pagano Weber at Outdated – an antique cafe, 314 Wall St., Kingston, NY

Poetry/Prose/Performance/Spoken Word Series – First Saturday, Every Month

* Continues: Sat, August 4th, 7pm *
w/Wide Open Microphone & Free Wine

COW (Chronogram Open Word): Poetry/Prose/Performance is (usually) hosted byChronogram’s poetry editor Phillip Levine, it runs on the first Saturday of every month at 7pm at the BEAhive (314 Wall St). This Saturday, August 4th, the reading will be hosted by Bruce Weber & Joanne Pagano Weber as Phillip is “conflicted”.

The series, produced by Chronogram continues on Saturday, August 4th, 7pm withMayapple Writers’ Retreat Writers.

COW (Chronogram Open Word) — Featuring: Mayapple Writers’ Retreat Writers
Saturday, August 4th, 7pm

Mayapple Writers’ Retreat Writers – Irene Mitchell of Stuyvesant, NY; Judith Kerman of Woodstock, NY; Diane Sautter Cole of Marquette, Michigan; Gerry Connolly of Bigfork, Montana


Judith Kerman has published seven collections of  poetry,  most recently Galvanic Response (March Street Press), and two books of translations of Cuban and Dominican women poets (White Pine Press, BOA Editions).  She was a Fulbright Scholar in the Dominican Republic in 2002. She founded Earth’s Daughters magazine in Buffalo,.NY (1971 to present) and runs Mayapple Press, located in Woodstock, NY.

Diane Sautter Cole teaches English at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, Michigan. Her book, Why The Heron Is Blue, was published by March Street Press. She is a long-time participant in the predecessor to Woodstock Mayapple Writers’ Retreat, called Rustbelt Roethke and held in Saginaw, Michigan from 2003 through 2011.

Geraldine Connolly 
was born and raised in western Pennsylvania, has published three poetry collections: Food for the Winter (Purdue), Province of Fire (Iris Press) and Hand of the Wind (Iris Press). She has won two NEA fellowships, the Yeats Society of NY Prize and has had work appear in many anthologies. One of her poems was broadcast on Garrison Keillor’s The Writers Almanac.

Irene Mitchell a long-time teacher of writing, is the author of A Study of Extremes in Six Suites (Cherry Grove, 2012), and Sea Wind on the White Pillow (Axes Mundi, 2009).  Formerly poetry editor of Hudson River Art Journal, Mitchell serves as poetry contest juror, and facilitator of poetry workshops.

Info: Phillip Levine — (845)246-8565 / pprod@mindspring.com

All shows are held at Outdated (an antique cafe) 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; 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 (www.woodstockpoetry.com). 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.

Outdated – an antique cafe – A unique experience in upstate ny. we welcome you to come celebrate great food & design in our large open “antique cafe”. we will offer an eclectic mix of vintage goods & antiques. everything in the cafe will be available…from the chair you sit in, the art on the walls, to the food from the kitchen. at our cafe you can enjoy an excellent cup of coffee, farm fresh meals & baked goods. More information at outdatedcafe@gmail.com – 845-430-7200

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

Upcoming Featured Poets:
September 1st – Bruce Weber (w/Joanne Pagano Weber) and Teresa Costa
October 6th – Amanda Hempel and Jacqueline Ahl
November 3rd – Marcia Slatkin and Trina Porte
December 1st – Mike Jurkovic and Rebecca Schumejda

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