April Poetry Series: Robert Milby

April 14, 2015 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
MSMC Library, DOM 218

April is National Poetry Month! As part of the Mount's MSMC Creative2015 Poetry Series Poets  Campus initiative, the campus celebrates poetry and the arts this month with readings and a literary salon.

The April Poetry Series continues on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, with an appearance and reading by poet Robert Milby. Please join us; light refreshments will be served. 

This event is sponsored by the Division of Arts and Letters and the Kaplan Family Libarary and Learning Center in he Dominican Center. 

Poet's Bio

Poet Robert Milby of Florida, NY, has been reading his poetry in the Hudson Valley, New York City, Long Island, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New England since March 18, 1995, at the Poetry on the Loose series.

He’s given over 300 featured readings, and has frequently been onstage for poetry events, including featured readings, open mics, workshops, lectures, presentations, radio commentary, festivals, independent television shows, group readings, and collaborations with musicians.

He’s been published in Home Planet News; Sensations Magazine; Hunger; Chronogram; Hudson Valley Literary Magazine; Will Work For Peace (anthology) 1999; Calling All Poets: CAPs Voices (anthology) 2003; Outlet; Hudson Valley Poets Fest: (anthology) 2007; Soul Fountain; Asbestos; OTHER: the Albany Poets Magazine;Metroland; Core Pieces (anthology) 2003; Screed, Riverine (anthology) 2007; Voices from Here: Paulinskill Poetry Project (anthology) 2009; WaterWrites (anthology) 2009; Wawayanda Review (anthology) 2010; Arts Society of Kingston’s: 25 (anthology) 2010; edna magazine; Belief Persists (anthology) 2011; The Cliffhanger (anthology, Sarah Lawrence College) 2014; and others, both in print and online.

He has self-published four poetry chapbooks from 1998-2004, two of which were illustrated by Phillip Guston’s grandson, David Kadish. His chapbook Crow Weather (Fierce Grace Press, Pooler, GA) was published in 2009. His most recent chapbook is Dickens’ Pet Raven (Fierce Grace Press, Wilmington, DE, 2014). His first book of poetry is Ophelia’s Offspring (Foothills Publishing, Kanona, NY, 2007). His first spoken word CD is Revenant Echo (Sonotrope Recordings, High Falls, NY, 2004) and second spoken word CD is Underground (APB Production, Wallkill, NY, 2008). Several poems appear in Ghost Prints (Black Bed Sheet Books, 2010) with stories by horror novelist, Jason Gehlert. A second book of poems, Victorian House: Ghosts and Gothic Poems, is pending publication.

He is a listed poet with Poets & Writers, Inc., of New York City and regularly receives grants from them. He was an invited poet for the spring semester at SUNY Oneonta in 2003, and at SUNY Oswego for National Poetry Month in 2009. He conducts readings and writing workshops in schools throughout the Hudson Valley.

Milby has hosted over two dozen poetry series since 1995. He currently hosts three Hudson Valley poetry readings, and co-hosts a fourth series. He writes for the Delaware and Hudson CANVAS, an arts newspaper. He reviewed books for Kirkus Reviews in 2011. Robert also writes a column: "Poets Comitatus: Dead Poets of the Hudson Valley," for Heyday Magazine.

He was voted Best Poet in the Times Herald-Record’s annual "Best Of" listings in 2010 and 2011. Robert was an instructor and founding member of the innovative Northeast Poetry Center’s College of Poetry, which presents creative writing courses in Warwick, NY, and at the Seligmann Center in Sugar Loaf, NY. He was co-editor of the annual anthology, the Wawayanda Review.

Each October, since 2003, he and performance artist, Carl Welden, conjure Theremin Ghosts!, a local poetry and Theremin performance based in New Paltz, NY. They travel throughout the region, presenting one of the most unusual shows ever to haunt Hudson Valley theatres and cafes.

He is a freelance thinker. 

*Copies of CDs and books by Robert Milby are available at local poetry readings and at Inquiring Minds Booksellers in New Paltz and Saugerties, NY; Half Moon Books in Kingston, NY; and at poetry readings throughout the Hudson Valley.

Please contact Professor James F. Cotter for more information at 845-569-3162. 

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