April is National Poetry Month! As part of the Mount's MSMC
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
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
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
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
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.