Roberta Gould

Woodstock Poetry Society Featuring Roberta Gould and Sharon Israel

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, Roberta Gould and Sharon Israel, scheduled 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 Roberta Gould and Sharon Israel will be the featured readers, along with the WPS Annual Business Meeting, and an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs), 29 Tinker Street on Saturday, December 10th at 2pm.

Roberta GouldAbout Roberta Gould’s tenth book, To The Dogs, published this year, the poet X. J. Kennedy has written, “At first glance I was skeptical that a whole collection about dogs and cats would work, but she is able to give us poems that succeed and often go deep.” The book includes 39 poems and 25 photos of dogs living and mythological.

She began writing poetry in her twenties, has published in several hundred poetry magazines. and in the NY Times, Socialism and Democracy, Catholic Worker, Jewish Currents. Anthologies include Mixed Voices, Milkweed Editions, The Art and Craft of Poetry (ed, Daisy Aldan), Up the River, A Slant of Light. Her books include: Only Rock (Folder Editions), Dream Yourself Flying, (Four Zoas Press), In Houses With Ladders (Waterside Press), Louder Than Seeds (Foothills Publishing). She has done solidarity work in Mexico where she organized a responsible tourism campaign, and she has translated poems from Spanish and Catalan.

She lives in West Hurley and other interests include entomology and photography. Her web site and blog is with information on books, new poems and poems by others.

Sharon IsraelSharon Israel hosts the radio program, Poetry Hour at the Writer’s Voice, on WIOX FM, in Roxbury, New York. As a poet and soprano, Sharon collaborates with composer Robert Cucinotta on works for voice, live instruments and electronics and has premiered several of his works in New York.  Sharon was an early recipient of Brooklyn College’s Leonard Hecht Poetry Explication Award.  Her work has most recently appeared in Per Contra, SPANK the CARP, 5:2 Crime Poetry Weekly and the fall 2015 issue of MEDICAL LITERARY MESSENGER.

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


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