Phillip X Levine

Woodstock Poetry Society Reading featuring Jerrice J. Baptiste and Mary K O’Melveny

Woodstock Poetry Society ( is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock “Second Saturdays” Art Events.

Poets Jerrice J. Baptiste and Mary K O’Melveny will be featured, followed by an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society meets in-person at the Woodstock Library and virtually via Zoom (and streamed live on Facebook: on Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 2pm (Eastern).

WPS meetings are held the 2nd Saturday (2pm) of every month. (Except in November, 2023, when it will be the 3rd Saturday)

*** We ask all people who wish to attend in person to self-test for Covid within 24 hours prior to the event. Self-test kits are reasonably priced and available at nearly every pharmacy. ***

To attend virtually: contact to receive Zoom info. If attending, please indicate if you would like to be on the open mike. Thank you.

We are now meeting in-person at the Woodstock Library and virtually via Zoom (and streamed live on Facebook:

The readings will be hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip X Levine. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.

Jerrice J. Baptiste – Jerrice J. Baptiste is a published author of seven children’s books and one adult poetry book Wintry Mix. The founder of Authentic Poetry workshops in The Hudson Valley for eighteen years. She has facilitated poetry most recently at The Omega Institute in NY, and as the Poet-in-Residence at The Prattsville Art Center & Residency since 2021. Her poetry has been included in the Poetic License—Exhibitions at The Arts Society of Kingston (ASK), and in many reputable journals & magazines such as Mantis, Artemis Journal, Penumbra Literary & Art Journal, Kosmos Journal, The Banyan Review, The Dewdrop and many others. She has been nominated as Best of The Net for 2022 by Blue Stem. Jerrice has been the featured poet on Planet Poet-Words in Space, The Woodstock Poetry Society, and The International Women’s Writing Guild.

Mary K O’Melveny – Mary K O’Melveny, a Pushcart Prize nominee and award-winning poet, is the author of three poetry collections: A Woman of a Certain Age, Merging Star Hypotheses (Finishing Line Press 2018, 2020) and Dispatches From the Memory Care Museum (Kelsay Books 2021). Her poetry has appeared in numerous print and on-line journals, anthologies and national blog sites, including Minerva Rising, Voice of Eve, FLARE: The Flagler Review, Split Rock Review, Allegro Poetry Journal, Anthology Magazine, Slippery Elm Literary Journal, Lightwood, The Poet’s Billow and The New Verse News. Her book Merging Star Hypotheses was a semi-finalist for the 2019 Washington Prize sponsored by The Word Works. Mary is a member of The Hudson Valley Women’s Writers Group and a co-author of their anthologies An Apple In Her Hand (Codhill Press 2019) and Rethinking The Ground Rules (forthcoming from Mediacs Press 2022). Her web site is


May 13 2023


2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


Woodstock Library
5 Library Lane, Woodstock, NY 12498


Phillip X Levine

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