Tag Archives: Walking Woodstock

“Into the Firs” with Mike Kudish, Catskills Forest Historian

(“Into the Firs” appeared as a “Walking Woodstock” column in the August 4, 2011 Woodstock Times.) Our destination for the day was the dense dark spiky stand of balsam fir trees on Wildcat Mountain that Mike Kudish, the Catskills forest … Continue reading

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“Carpe Diem: New and Selected Poems” by Michael Perkins

Michael Perkins and I once spent a day from hell together, an experience I recount in the “Emergency” chapter of Walking Woodstock. For Michael, it truly was hell, for he’d fallen on a small patch of trail ice and dislocated … Continue reading

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Judith Kerman Triple Feature

Judith Kerman has brought Mayapple Press to Woodstock. For a welcoming gift, I haven’t yet given her a copy of the green bumper sticker that once graced my car, “Welcome to Woodstock/Roll up Your Windows/ And Please Don’t Feed the … Continue reading

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The Archives of Obsession

(This “Walking Woodstock” column appeared in the June 23, 2011 Woodstock Times.) No. No thanks. Not on your life. Those are the range of my responses to flea markets, antique shops, yard sales, and other junk meccas where others actually … Continue reading

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In Praise of Father-in-Laws

If you study the fine print on the acknowledgments page of Joshua Coben’s first book, Maker of Shadows, you will read, “I am deeply grateful to Michael Perkins, the first reader of many of these poems, for his invaluable help … Continue reading

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