Tag Archives: Walking Woodstock

“High Summer” By Ranger Dave

My quiet crusade in The Pocket Guide to Woodstock is to promote hiking in Woodstock. For a town covered with forests, Woodstock has surprisingly few marked trails. Visitors must feel frustrated by seeing so much green terrain, but finding so … Continue reading

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Celebration for Pocket Guide to Woodstock, by Ann Hutton

(“Summer Celebration at Comeau Property to launch Pocket Guide to Woodstock” by Ann Hutton appeared in the June 28, 2012 issue of Ulster Publishing’s alm@nac.) How does one decide what to put in and what to leave out when writing … Continue reading

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Peace is the Woodstock Brand

(Here’s my “Walking Woodstock” column from the June 28, 2012 Woodstock Times.) You see some things a hundred times before you notice them. So it was with the Peace Pole on the Village Green, a modest wooden obelisk that must … Continue reading

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Carol Zaloom Gets a Website

(Carol Zaloom has done a wonderful cover illustration for The Pocket Guide to Woodstock, as she did for Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town. And who is Carol Zaloom? Read on!) Has the … Continue reading

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The Unabomber and the Poet

Fortunately, I don’t suffer from fears of serial killers. They come and they go from the news without my learning their names. But years ago one did fascinate me, that rare case covered by The Nation as well as the … 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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“Walking Woodstock” Reviewed by Leslie Gerber

(This review of Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town appeared in the Winter 2011/12 issue of Home Planet News. Thanks, Leslie!) Perkins and Nixon, fellow poets, friends, and ardent hikers, have been walking … Continue reading

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Are Poetry Books Cursed?

To curse your book print “Poems” on the cover. I kid you not. At flea markets and library fairs I’ve displayed copies of Walking Woodstock and Love in the City of Grudges side by side, and I’ve watched people’s eyes … Continue reading

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To Emma Segal, by Susan Shapiro

(As Michael Perkins and I walked and wrote Walking Woodstock, we found uncanny parallels in our lives. Surely the saddest was the deaths, weeks apart, of his sister, Linda Gabriel, and my former wife, Emma Segal, both of whom we … Continue reading

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“How I Became a Writer” By Michael Perkins

(Michael Perkins, my good friend and co-author of Walking Woodstock: Journeys into the Wild Heart of America’s Most Famous Small Town, wrote this brief memoir as an introduction for an unpublished sampler taken from his novels, plays, reviews, and poems. … Continue reading

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