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Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival Reading: George Wallace + Robert Basner
Poets George Wallace and Robert Basner will be the featured readers, along with an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs), 29 Tinker Street on Saturday, December 14th, 2019 at 2pm.
Note: WPS meetings are held the 2nd Saturday (2pm) of every month at Golden Notebook (Upstairs).
The reading will be hosted by poet Phillip X Levine. All meetings are free, open to the public, and include an open mike.
George Wallace - George Wallace is writer in residence at the Walt Whitman Birthplace, author of 34 chapbooks of poetry, editor of Poetrybay and co-editor of Great Weather for Media. Based in LI and NYC, he travels internationally to perform his poetry, is a frequent visitor to Woodstock, and is winner of the Orpheus Award (Bulgaria) and the Alexander Prize (Greece) for his work.
Robert Basner - Robert Charles Basner, Columbia University Professor Emeritus of Medicine, is an internationally recognized physician and biomedical scientist, researcher, educator, editor, and editorialist. His current projects include composing chamber music settings of the work of the great poet (and great friend) Lee Slonimsky. He has published verse in Columbia, Promethean, and Chronogram.
He lives in Rhinebeck with Marianne-wife of now 44 years- wise, beautiful, beloved. He is honored to read at the WPS.