Monthly Archives: April 2012

Poet Gretchen Primack at Woodstock Writers Festival

(At this year’s Woodstock Writers Festival Gretchen Primack will teach a workshop on Friday, April 20th and lead a panel discussion on Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t hesitate.) On Gretchen Primack, By Will Nixon Many people, … Continue reading

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Poet Sonia Sanchez at Woodstock Writers Festival

(At this year’s Woodstock Writers Festival Gretchen Primack will teach a workshop on Friday, April 20th and lead a panel discussion on Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t hesitate. Here’s an introduction to Sonia Sanchez who will … Continue reading

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Poet John Murillo at Woodstock Writers Festival

(At this year’s Woodstock Writers Festival Gretchen Primack will teach a workshop on Friday, April 20th and lead a panel discussion on Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t hesitate. Here’s an introduction to John Murillo, who will … Continue reading

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Poet Alix Olson at the Woodstock Writers Festival

(At this year’s Woodstock Writers Festival Gretchen Primack will teach a workshop on Friday, April 20th and lead a panel discussion on Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t hesitate. Here’s an introduction to Alix Olson, who will … Continue reading

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Poet Joan Larkin at the Woodstock Writers Festival

(At this year’s Woodstock Writers Festival Gretchen Primack will teach a workshop on Friday, April 20th and lead a panel discussion on Saturday, April 21st. Tickets are selling fast, so don’t hesitate. Here’s an introduction to Joan Larkin, who will … Continue reading

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When Overlook Press bet the bank on a spy novel, by Michael Perkins

(Michael Perkins covered the publication of The Company in 2002 for the Woodstock Times.) Return with us now to those thrilling, chilling days of yesteryear before the fall of the Berlin Wall, when the Cold War raged and school children … Continue reading

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The Equilibrium of Doubt, by Michael Perkins

(This review ran in the Oct/Nov 1983 issue of Exquisite Corpse.) In this century “society” has come to mean an institutionalized entity beyond our control, if not our complicity. By regarding society as an impersonal force we are able to … Continue reading

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In Praise of Howard McCord, by Michael Perkins

(Published in the Woodstock Times, August 14, 2003) If the reward we are looking for when we read the work of living poets is—beyond appreciation or even revelation—the discovery of a kindred spirit, this shock of recognition won’t strike often. … Continue reading

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In Praise of a Great Bookseller

After thirty-seven jobs, Janice King found her spot in the high chair behind the cashier’s counter raised like a pulpit in the corner of the Golden Notebook, Woodstock’s beloved independent bookstore. By the time I got to know her she … Continue reading

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An Interview with Janice King, by Michael Perkins

(In 2002 Janice King published her first poetry collection, Taking Wing: Poems from the Oregon Outback to the Hudson Valley. Michael Perkins interviewed her for the Woodstock Times.) Book lovers in the mid-Hudson region know Janice King as the smiling, … Continue reading

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