March 22, 2011
Newburgh, NY -
Local poets will present their original work during the annual
April Poetry Series at Mount Saint Mary College, Curtin Memorial
Library, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. Students and members of the
Mount community will also share their poems.
Poetry readings, held from 4 to 5 pm on Tuesdays, April 5, 12
and 19, are free and open to the public.
Barbara Adams, whose memoir The Stone Man and the
Poet was published in January 2011, will be the featured
poet on April 5.
A professor emerita of English from Pace University, her poems,
stories and essays have been published in literary and professional
journals, and in anthologies of Hudson River poets: “Riverine” and
“WaterWrites.” She has also published two books of poetry,
Hapax Legomena and The Ordinary Living, and
a book of literary criticism, The Enemy Self: Poetry &
Criticism of Laura Riding.
On April 12, Phillip Levine, the poetry editor for Chronogram
magazine and president of the Woodstock Poetry Society and
Festival, will read and discuss his poetry.
He has hosted a weekly reading series at The Colony, a venue for
poets and musicians in Woodstock, NY. Levine also created a
semester long poetry class for incarcerated youth at Highland
Correctional Facility in Highland, NY.
Students and members of the Mount community will read their
poetry -- published in the literary magazine, Keys to the
Soul -- at an open mic reading on April 19.
Refreshments will be served at each session. The series is
sponsored by the Mount’s Arts and Letters program and Curtin
For more information, contact James F. Cotter, professor of
English, at 845-569-3162 or e-mail email@example.com