Kenneth Salzmann

Woodstock Poetry Society Featuring Kenneth Salzmann and Susan Hoover

Kenneth Salzmann

The next gathering of the Woodstock Poetry Society takes place this coming Saturday afternoon at the Golden Notebook starting at 2 p.m. Host Phillip Levine has two great poets, Kenneth Salzmann and Susan Hoover, lined up as the featured readers for this great Hudson Valley poetry series.

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:

Poets Kenneth Salzmann and Susan Hoove 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, September 12 at 2pm.

Kenneth Salzmann is a writer and poet whose work has appeared in numerous newspapers, magazines, and literary journals, including Memoir (and), Rattle, The Comstock Review, Home Planet News, Sow’s Ear Poetry Review, Chronogram, and many others. His poetry also appears in such anthologies as Reeds and Rushes: Pitch, Buzz and Hum, Child of My Child: Poems and Stories for Grandparents, Beloved on the Earth: 150 Poems of Grief and Gratitude, Riverine: An Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers, and The Heart of All That Is: Reflections on Home. For the past four years, he has been a poetry judge for the Next Generation Indie Book Awards, and also served as a judge for the 2012 Reuben Rose poetry contest sponsored by “Voices Israel.” This year, he was one of twelve poets invited to take part in Marge Piercy’s juried poetry intensive on Cape Cod. He lives in Woodstock and Ajijic, Mexico, with his wife, editor Sandi Gelles-Cole.

Susan Hoover – Published poet, performance artist, teacher, featured reader at The New School, The Knitting Factory, The Kitchen, and Cornelia Street Café in New York City.  Regional performances include several Out Loud Festivals, Woodstock Poetry Festivals, Colony Arts Center, the Albert Shahinian Fine Arts Gallery, Woodstock Artist’s Association, and a member of  All Right! Girls, a poetry performance group with Nancy Rullo and Janice King.  Her publications include Cold Mountain Review, Isinglass Review, Cover Arts New York, University of Colorado Literary Magazine, EPT, Dark Thirty, Home Planet News, Chronogram, and Granite.  She teaches poetry through Teachers & Writers Collaborative in New York City. Her books include The Magnet and The Target (The New School Chapbook Series, 1995), and Taxi Dancer (Exotic Beauties Press, 1979), and the anthology, As If The World Had Not Known Sorrow (The Poets Press, 1986). The Mathematics of Disengagement (Post Traumatic Press) is forthcoming this fall.

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


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