Otis Kidwell Burger

Woodstock Poetry Society Featuring Otis Kidwell Burger and Dante Kanter

The next gathering of the Woodstock Poetry Society takes place this coming Saturday at the Golden Notebook starting at 2 p.m. Host Phillip Levine is featuring poet Otis Kidwell Burger and the work of Dante Kanter at 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.

Poet Otis Kidwell Burger and some of the work of Dante Kanter and will be featured, 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 9th at 2pm.

Otis Kidwell BurgerWriter and artist Otis Kidwell Burger was born in 1923 in Staten Island, NY, and has lived in Greenwich Village since 1932. She graduated from Cornell University and married Knox Breckenridge Burger in 1946; they had two daughters, Neall and Katherine.

Her published work includes: An Interesting Condition, a novel; The String That Went Up, a children’s book; poetry in The New Yorker, Good Housekeeping, and Gourmet Magazine; science fiction in Galaxyand Astounding magazines. She’s written book reviews for The New York Times, Book of the Month Club, The Village Voice, and Kirkus Services, as well as articles in the Villager. She will be reading from her recent book, Cats, Love, & Other Surprises. Most of the poems in the book were written in the last two years.


Dante Kanter is busy with finals week at college and will be unable to join us. In his absence, a small selection of his work will be presented by his father Mark Kanter and his friends Carey Harrison and Phillip X Levine.


Dante Kanter was born and raised in the Catskill Mountains of Upstate New York. He has attended the Iowa Young Writers Studio and garnered recognition from the Scholastic Young Art & Writing Awards. He has been published by The Battering Ram, Chronogram, and the Woodstock Times. His chapbook, Lady and Me, was released this April.

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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