Woodstock Poetry Society Featuring Ken Holland and Perry S. Nicholas


Holland and Nicholas

The first gathering of the Woodstock Poetry Society of2015 takes place this coming Saturday afternoon, January 10 at the Golden Notebook starting at 2 p.m. Host Phillip Levine has two great poets,Ken Holland and Perry S. Nicholas, lined up to kick off the new year.

Here is more info from the host himself:

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: www.artsinwoodstock.org.

Poets Ken Holland and Perry S. Nicholas 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, January 10th at 2pm.

Ken Holland, a Pushcart Prize nominee, has had poetry and prose published in numerous literary journals, most recently in Rattle, Confrontation, Potomac Review, Southwest Review, and Texas Review.  He’s placed as a winner or finalist in several writing contests, and has had his poetry twice anthologized.  He’s featured at numerous poetry readings in Dutchess County, New York City, and Long Island.  For a day job, he has the good fortune to earn a paycheck by working for one of the Manhattan publishing houses.

Perry S. Nicholas is an Associate English professor at Erie Community College North in Buffalo, N.Y., where he was awarded the2008 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activities and the 2011 President’s Award for Classroom Instruction. He received theSGA’s Outstanding Teacher Award on two occasions. He has been a guest lecturer at Daemen College, Villa Maria College, Niagara County Community College, and New York College in Athens, Greece.

Perry has been nominated four times for the Pushcart Prize, in 2006, 2007, 2008, and 2010. His poems have appeared in Common Ground Review, Literary House Review, Caesura, Word Worth, Seven Circle Press, Slant, Feile-Festa, Louisiana Literature, Chautauqua Literary Journal, Chest, The Healing Muse and The New York Quarterly. His poems have appeared on sixteen occasions in the Buffalo News. He has published approximately 125 poems in print and online.

His first full-length book, The River of You, was published in September 2009 by Foot Hills Publishing. His second book of poetry, What the World Sees, was published by Saddle Road Press in July 2011. His third book,Small Crafts, was published by The Writer’s Den in 2012. The fourth book ,Beginnings: Poems to Greece and Back was printed in January 2013. The Company We Keep, co-authored with Maria Sebastian-Nicholas, is his fifth book of poetry. His most recent chapbooks are Ancient History and Like Trying to Explain, both printed in 2014.

Perry has also judged the Word Worth journal’s poetry/essay contests and the 2013 Just Buffalo Annual Poetry contest.

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


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