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Woodstock Poetry Society Featuring Elizabeth Coleman and Lee Slominsky
Poets Elizabeth J. Coleman and Lee Slonimsky will be featured, along with an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs), 29 Tinker Street on Saturday, January 11th at 2pm.
The readings are hosted by Woodstock area poet Phillip X Levine. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.
Elizabeth J. Coleman - Elizabeth J. Coleman is a poet, public-interest attorney, environmental activist, and mindfulness teacher. She is the editor of HERE: Poems for the Planet (Copper Canyon Press, Earth Day, 2019), named one of the ten best poetry books (plus two anthologies) of 2019 by Beltway Poetry. The Best American Poetry blog wrote of HERE, “I felt, while reading it, that poetry was working its magic in me again, offering a renewed sense of faith, if not in the future, at least in the mystical power of poetry.” Coleman’s first poetry collection, Proof (Spuyten Duyvil Press, 2014), was a finalist for the University of Wisconsin Press’s Brittingham and Pollak prizes, and her second, The Fifth Generation, was described by poet Kathleen Graber as a “book of the most tender intimacies.” Coleman translated into “idiomatic and musical French,” per poet Deborah Warren,” Lee Slonimsky’s Pythagoras in Love/Pythagore Amoureux (Folded Word Press, 2015), a bilingual sonnet collection. www.elizabethjcoleman.com.
Lee Slonimsky - Lee Slonimsky’s latest collection, his ninth, published by Spuyten Duyvil Press in New York City last September, is Tibbett’s Brook Park, 1953. His third book, Pythagoras in Love, as translated by Greek National Poetry Prize winning poet Stamatis Polenakis, is forthcoming from Thraca Editions in Greece in February. Lee also has poems recent or forthcoming in the journals Blueline and Millers Pond, and in Elizabeth J. Coleman’s brilliant earth-saving anthology, Here: Poems for the Planet.