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Woodstock Poetry Society Featuring Elizabeth J. Coleman and Lee Slonimsky

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, Elizabeth J. Coleman and Lee Slonimsky, 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: www.artsinwoodstock.org.

Poets Elizabeth J. Coleman and Lee Slonimsky 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, January 14th at 2pm.


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Elizabeth J. Coleman is the author of The Fifth Generation (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2016) and Proof (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014), two poetry collections. Proof was a finalist for the University of Wisconsin Press’ Brittingham and Pollak prizes. She has also written Let My Ears Be Open (Finishing Line Press, 2013) and The Saint of Lost Things(Word Temple Press, 2009), two chapbooks of poems. Elizabeth is the translator into French of poet Lee Slonimsky’s Pythagoras in Love/Pythagore, Amoureux, a bilingual collection of sonnets (Folded Word Press, 2015). Elizabeth’s poetry has been published in numerous journals, and her poems appear in The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry, and Poetry in Medicine Anthology (Persea Books 2014). She received her MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2012. Elizabeth is also an attorney.


Lee Slonimsky writes most of his poems nowadays while walking in Woodstock.  You can find more details at the following link on the website of fabulous writer Will Nixonhttp://willnixon.com/insights/lee-slonimsky

Lee SlonimskyLee’s latest collection is Consulting with the Swifts: New and Selected Poems 1982-2016, from Spuyten Duyvil Press in New York City, with a preface by noted poet Rachel Hadas.  Lee’s work has appeared in Angle (UK), Best of Asheville Poetry Review, The Carolina Quarterly, Connecticut Review, Measure, The New York Times, New Ohio Review, North Dakota Quarterly, Per Contra, Poetry Daily, 32 Poems, and Valparaiso Poetry Review.  Lee’s poems have received seven Pushcart Prize nominations, and one for Best of the Web.


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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