Robert Milby

Woodstock Poetry Society and Festival Reading Featuring Marina Mati and Robert Milby

Robert Milby

The monthly gathering of the Woodstock Poetry Society takes place this coming Saturday afternoon at the Golden Notebook starting at 2:00 PM. Host Phillip Levine has two great writers this month, Marina Mati and Robert Milby.

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 Marina Mati and Robert Milby will be the featured readers, along with an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs)29 Tinker Street on Saturday, March 8th at 2pm.

Marina Mati (aka Marina Penzner) has been a featured poet in New York City and throughout the Hudson Valley at such venues as Maxwell’s in Hoboken and the Howland Cultural Center in Beacon. She has been published in the Napalm Health Spa part of the Modern American Poetry website, in the Northeast Center for Poetry’s Wawayanda ReviewHeyday Magazine, Raul Maldonado’s anthology The Company We Keep, The National Poetry Magazine of the Lower East Side and Downtown of the Soho Arts Weekly. In the West Village, she co-produced and hosted a poetry series at Speakeasy, also home to Fast Folk, that featured such notables as Hal Sirowitz, Nick Johnson and Sapphire. Marina participated in the global event A Hundred Thousand Poets that could be viewed live online along with a hundred thousand other poets in dozens of other countries. She is a graduate of the infamous City College of New York in Spanish Harlem.

Her chapbook, cave-speak, published by Mongrel Press and her CD, preservation, produced at the Howland Cultural Center by Mike Jurkovic are always available at her readings.

Robert Milby, of Florida, NY has been reading his poetry in the Hudson Valley and beyond since March, 1995. He hosts 3 Hudson Valley poetry series: Florida Library Poetry Café in Florida, NY, Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall, NY and Mudd     Poets Poetry series at Mudd Puddle Café, New Paltz, NY. He has been published widely in several dozen magazines and 12 anthologies. He and Carl Welden are the poetry and Theremin duo, Theremin Ghosts! haunting the Hudson Valley each October since 2003. Robert wrote the column Poets Comitatus: Dead Poets of the Hudson Valley, for Heyday Magazine. He was also co-founder and     a board member of the Northeast Poetry Center’s College of Poetry workshop series at Seligmann Estate in Sugar Loaf, NY. Robert’s     first book of poetry is Ophelia’s Offspring (FoothillsPublishing, 2007). His 2nd book, Victorian House: Ghosts and Gothic Poems—publication…still… pending. He is the author of several chapbooks and cds. Most recent chapbook: Crow Weather (Fierce Grace Press, 2009).

For further information on this great, long running series, contact Phillip X  Levine (845)246-8565 or email:


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