CAPS@20 Marathon Celebration

CAPS@20 Marathon Celebration

Celebrating 20 years as the Hudson Valley’s longest running poetry performance series, Calling All Poets Series invites one and all to the CAPS@20 Marathon Celebration, Saturday, March 16, 1:00 -11:00 p.m. at Roost Studios & Art Gallery, 69 Main Street, New Paltz.

For 20 years CAPS has nurtured novice and veteran poetic voices from the Hudson Valley, NYC, Albany, and the tri-state area. The dynamic energy discovered by poets and patrons who attend our monthly free speech forums has allowed CAPS to venture creatively out into the community and beyond. Our connections to SUNY New Paltz have strengthened. Jazzoetry, a vibrant fusion of jazz and poetry is performed periodically throughout the Valley. We have Authors Night in Ellenville. #poemsprosedialogue at the Towne Crier in Beacon. We’ve collaborated with Roost Studios for ARToetry: The Ekphrasis Exhibit. CAPS now live streams all of our events on Facebook which has taken the many voices of Calling All Poets out to the world. Our website, is all things poetry in the Hudson Valley! We have Poet Laureates, Pushcart winners, and other award winners, publishers and authors as members and supporters.

So join us for 50 poets! Open mic! Pizza! People Poetry! Bring your voice, bring a friend, or bring a friend with a voice. CAPS welcomes your words!


Schedule of Readers

  • 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. – Dennis Bressack, Bob Phelps, Tara Yetter, Frank Boyer, Bruce Weber
  • 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. – Teresa Costa, Richard Comefort, Davida Luminabes, Cheryl A. Rice
  • 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. – Mary Newell, Bill Seaton, Sharon Ferrante, Tim Brennan, Poet Gold
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Kate Hymes, Michael Platsky, Victoria Sullivan, Nina Robins, Leslie Gerber
  • 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. – Susan Konz, Raphael Kosek, John Martucci, Ruth Danon, Don Lev Memorial Reading
  • 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. – Ken Holland, Mary Panza, Guy Reed, Greg Correll, T.G.Vanini
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – George Wallace, Phillip Levine, Irene O’Garden, David Kime, Marianna Boncek
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. – Michael S. Collins, Penny Brodie, Pamela Twining, Andy Clausen, Karen Fabiane
  • 9:00 – 10:00 p.m. – Sean Foley, Stefan Bolz, Mike Jurkovic, Jared Levine, Gary Seigel
  • 10:00 – 11:00 p.m. – Glenn Werner, Jim Eve

Admission for this great event is just $5.00 ($3.00 CAPS/ RoostMembers/students/seniors)

For more information, contact Mike Jurkovic at or 845-741-9702