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This Weekend at the Golden Notebook

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival Reading Featuring Sparrow and Phil Pardi

Woodstock Poetry Society ( is sponsoring the following poetry event as part of the Woodstock "Second Saturdays" Art Events.
Philip Pardi and Sparrow will be featured, along with an open mike when the Woodstock Poetry Society meets at Golden Notebook (Upstairs)29 Tinker Street on Saturday, January 13th at 2pmPhilip Pardi 

Philip Pardi is the author of Meditations on Rising and Falling, which won the  Brittingham Prize and the Writers' League of Texas Poetry Award. His most recent project, completed with the support of an NEA Fellowship, is a volume of translations entitled A Better Language: Selected Poems of Claudia Lars. He teaches at Bard College.

May Day, Managua, Nicaragua
It took spray paint (¡Que vivan los mártires de Chicago!) there to teach me the history of here
-Philip Pard

Sparrow - Sparrow lives with his wife Violet Snow in a trailer in Phoenicia, New York. His new favorite band is Nine of Swords. Download Sparrow’s app, “Fake Wisdom,” from iTunes. (There’s a free 30 day trial!) His most recent book is a suspense-science fiction-romance-theology novel: The Double Dream of Spring: A Peg Sluice Mystery (cowritten with Mike Topp). 

September, 1986
Searching for wisdom,
I found a good bakery.

Event Date:  Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 2:00pm


Richard Sandler, "The Eyes Of The City"

The Eyes of the City includes two decades of Richard Sandler’s street photography in Boston and New York City, but it’s all presented as one black and white narrative of grit and glamour. Dates and locations are subtracted (although available in an index) for the startling juxtapositions. In one spread a man with no legs crossing an intersection is contrasted to another moment where a toweringly tall man strides above the crowd. In another, a woman’s face is completely obscured by a dark hat, while in the following photograph two shadows from unseen people reach out and touch hands on the dirty sidewalk. Two suited men’s faces are masked by an American flag — kissing or conspiring? — and in the next image a sliver of a moon sinks behind the Twin Towers.

Event Date: Saturday, January 13, 2018 - 4:30pm


Kenro Izu in Conversation with Howard Greenberg

It has been over thirty years, since Kenro Izu first met gallerist Howard Greenberg, who had founded CPW just years before as the Catskill Center for Photography. Join us for a special afternoon at Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY, as Kenro and Howard talk about this creative partnership that has lasted decades. As Greenberg describes in the introduction of the book Kenro Izu. A Thirty Year Retrospective (Nazraeli Press, 2010), “I am certain that soon Kenro will reveal more extraordinary photographs; glorious images that only a mature, confident photographic artist can render. They will conjure up memories, triggered by over thirty years’ experience of knowing Kenro Izu and having his images imprinted in my mind. Thirty years of Kenro Izu’s world have changed, and enriched, my life forever.”

This gallery talk is part of special program and an exhibition featuring Kenro Izu’s exhibition Sacred Places, held at the newly inaugurated Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studios in Kingston, NY. The exhibition may be viewed during the event, limited weekend hours and by appointment.

Please note that Kenro’s special edition print will be on sale during the event for the discounted price of $150 (regular price is $250).  Proceeds from the print edition benefit CPW’s artist programs, including exhibitions that on average draw an audience of 10,000 or more, the renowned artist-in-residence program, workshops, workspaces, lecture series and more.

The Golden Notebook will be selling copies of Izu: A Thirty Year Retrospective at this event.

Event Date: Sunday, January 14, 2018 - 2:00pm

Address: Aaron Rezny 76 Prince Street Studio

76 Prince Street

Kingston, NY 12401