Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic Featuring Alan Casline and Stephen Lewandowski

Alan Casline at the 2012 Albany Word Fest

On Wednesday, February 3, the great Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic series in Saratoga Springs continues with two featured readers, Alan Casline and Stephen Lewandowski, followed by an open mic for poetry and spoken word.

Alan Casline is the editor of Normanskilla watershed anthology from the Normanskill watershed and of Rootdrinker, a long standing magazine of watershed poetics, art and nonfiction.  As Director of Rootdrinker Institute, he organizes readings & special gatherings for poets, produces the RD Newsletter and is the editor of  Benevolent Bird Press. He is co-founder and on-going chronicler of The Cloudburst Council, an annual poetics gathering held in the Finger Lakes watershed.

Stephen Lewandowski has published thirteen books of poetry, and his poems and essays have appeared in regional and national environmental and literary journals and anthologies. His two most recent books are Under Foot from May Apple Press in Woodstock, NY (2014) and Last Settler in the Finger Lakes from Foothills Publishing in Avoca, NY (2015). He serves as a consultant on watershed analyses for the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association.


The Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic, hosted by Carol Graser and sponsored by Northshire Bookstore, takes place on the first Wednesday of each and every month at Caffè Lena (47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs). This event has a $5.00 admission charge. Sign up at 7:00, 7:30 readings start.

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