Caffè Lena to host Phillip X Levine April 5

On Wednesday, April 5, Caffè Lena will present a poetry reading by Phillip X Levine. An open reading will follow. Doors open for sign-ups at 7 p.m., and the readings will start at 7:30. The host for the event will be Carol Graser, and the cost is $5. Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, (518) 583-0022,

Phillip X Levine juggles being dad, poet and actor. Phillip is Chronogram (a mid-hudson valley magazine) poetry editor and Woodstock Poetry Society president. His solo theatrical poetry performance piece “approximate poet falls in love & can’t get up” has run at numerous venues including Bowery Poetry Club, Cornelia Street Café, Woodstock Fringe Festival, Omega Institute, Nassau Community College, Mt. Saint Mary’s College and Caffé Lena. His poem “Soon” appears in Firewheel Editions anthology An Introduction to the Prose Poem. Phillip hosts the WPS’s monthly reading.