Carol published her 1st book, Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry in September 2017, which won the 2018 Book Excellence Award for Poetry.  Carol performed an original piece, A Bold Journey for American Dream stories of Immigration co-produced by Michael Kennedy of Creative License Unlimited and Jean-Remy Monnay of Black Theatre Tr...oupe of Upstate New York Carol was one of the featured poets at the 13th Annual Festival of Books at Spencertown Academy Arts Center   She was one of the local authors at the inaugural Albany Book Festival at University at Albany and the New York State Writers Institute. Carol was the host at the Holiday Homecoming event for Capital Region Sponsor A Scholar where she is the Board Secretary. She was a host of For Colored Girls who considered suicide when the rainbow is enuff by Ntozake Shange, directed by Meg Affonso of Lotus and Blossom Productions at the Albany Barn. More
A resident of New York State for most of my existence, I have been writing for over 25 years.  I attend open readings around the Ulster, Orange, Sullivan and Dutchess counties.  My first book of poetry, The Grand Facade, is available through Amazon.
Michael Timothy Rose lives in Westchester New York and works as an electronics specialist and technical project manager. He currently does poetry readings throughout the Hudson Valley. He has been published in Stonesthrow creative writing anthology, as well as Chronogram Magazine, and is soon to be published in the 2017 Karpeles and CAPS poetry ant...hologies. He is a member of Hudson Valley Poets, Calling All Poets Society, and Karpeles poetry groups. The Rattles is his first published collection of poems. Michael holds an Associate of Arts in Humanities from Dutchess Community College and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from SUNY New Paltz. More
Dennis Wayne Bressack lives in Woodstock with his wife, Abby. They have 2 sons, Noah and Justin, and 4 grandchildren. He has been writing intensely personal, social, and political poetry, articles, and essays for over 50 years. Dennis is a member of The Woodstock Poetry Society and Calling All Poets and has been a featured reader at their meetings well as many other venues in the Mid- Hudson Valley, New York City and New Jersey. He has been published in many anthologies, magazines and journals, including Sensations Magazine, Writers in the Mountains, The Woodstock Journal, The Home Planet News, The New Paltz News, Wildflowers, Chronogram, Waymark (Voices of the Valley), Heyday, Life Blood (Woodstock Poetry Society) and Footsteps. One of his poems, about the adoption of his son from Russia, was chosen for publication in a book issued by the Frank Foundation Child Assistance International Organization. An article reminiscing about his high school wrestling experience is now on the school's web-site and appeared in the yearly alumni newsletter. He has self-published 7 chapbooks and recorded 2 music CDs. You can find samples of his poems, writings, songs and photos on his website, More
Karen Corinne Herceg graduated Columbia University where she studied with David Ignatow and Pulitzer Prize winner Phil Schultz. She has featured at major venues with such renowned poets as John Ashbery and William Packard. Her new book of poems, Out From Calaboose, published in November 2016 by Nirala Publications. She publishes poetry, prose and... essays in journals here and abroad. Karen is currently working with Khalilah Ali, writing her memoirs as the former wife of the legendary Muhammad Ali. More
After 20 or so years of co-writing songs with my poet friend Mike Jurkovic, I started going to poetry readings and decided to try my hand at it. I finally worked up the courage to read my own work. So far, no tomatoes have flown my way. I consider that a promising start. I've been published in the CAPS Anthology (2015) and Waymark-Voices of the ...Valley Magazine. More
Jim is the originator of the Calling All Poets Inc. Calling All Poets was a program that originated at the Howland Cultural Center, Beacon, NY when Jim was a board member there back in 1999. Along the way he partnered with Mike Jurkovic and together with the help of long time supporters move the program forward. The program obtained its own status in June of 2014 and moved from the Howland Cultural Center to The Center for Cultural Education in 2015. In August, 2016 CAPS moved its program to its new home at the Roost Gallery in New Paltz, NY. There CAPS and the Roost Gallery will work together to promote the arts. Jim, who writes poetry whenever the mood strikes him, considers himself more of a facilitator of poetry and a life long apprentice of the genre. More
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marina mati’s publications include the Napalm Health Spa on The Museum of American Poetics website; BigCityLit website; Waymark, among others and several anthologies including the Northeast Poetry Center's Wawayanda Review. She is on the board of Calling All Poets Series now based in New Paltz, NY, a series she considers her home base. Featured th...roughout NYC and the Hudson Valley, she produced and hosted a poetry series in the West Village, the home of Fast Folk, and featured future literary notables such as Sapphire and Hal Sirowitz. Marina enjoys participating in the drumming circle every Sunday in her town village green. More
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Fellow at CUNY Writers Institute, 2017; worked closely with Leo Carey of The New Yorker, and J. Galassi at FSG. Work has appeared in Salon, The Good Men Project, CAPS 2016, Wallkill Valley Writers anthologies, and elsewhere. Won a CLIO for package design. Designed/ran 1st multimedia stage set at Avery Fisher in 1996. Engineered Yale's Climate Insti...tute site/tools. Two short plays produced, one off-Broadway at Makor, one by Actors & Writers, upstate NY. Taught performance art at SUNY New Paltz, design at Marist. Have a memoir about being a 60s runaway, and sexual assault in jail at fourteen. Looking for an agent (who isn't?). Raised three ferocious, brilliant, feminist daughters with my best friend. Came out in 2015. Life is strange and wonderful. More
A 2016 Pushcart nominee, poetry and musical criticism have appeared in 500 magazines and periodicals but to date have generated no reportable income. Full length collections include Blue Fan Whirring (Nirala Press, 2018); smitten by harpies & shiny banjo catfish (Lion Autumn Press, 2016); Chapbooks, Eve’s Venom (Post Traumatic Press, ...2014) Purgatory Road (Pudding House, 2010) Anthologies: 11/9 Fall of American Democracy Anthology, (Independent, 2017); WaterWrites, A Hudson River Anthology and Riverine, Anthology of Hudson Valley Writers (Codhill Press, 2009, 2007); Will Work for Peace (ZeroPanik, 1999) President, Calling All Poets, New Paltz, NY. Features & CD reviews appear in All About Jazz & the Van Wyck Gazette. His column, The Rock n Roll Curmudgeon, appeared in Rhythm and News Magazine, 1996-2003.  He loves Emily most of all.  More
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