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Woodstock Times Review of “Acrostic Woodstock”

(Woodstock Times review by Paul Smart, November 26, 2015) Will Nixon’s Acrostic Woodstock, published through he and fellow poet/flaneur Michael Perkins’ Bushwhack Books comes from one of those self-dares that have a way of freeing up one’s creativity from past … 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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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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The Return of J.J. Clarke, by Leslie Gerber

On December 9, J.J. Clarke was the featured reader at Mezzaluna’s monthly poetry series in Saugerties. As nearly as any of us can figure, it was his first public reading in eight years. When I became a part of the … Continue reading

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A Short History of Poetry in Woodstock, 1873-2008

(Published in the Woodstock Times, April 17, 2008) By Michael Perkins Part II While much of the general population may prefer undergoing root canal work to attending a poetry reading, fortunately for local poets there are people who freely chose … Continue reading

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A Short History of Poetry in Woodstock, 1873—2008

(Published in the Woodstock Times, April 10, 2008) By Michael Perkins Part I The first bard to sing or chant in the shadow of Overlook Mountain was probably a son of the Leni Lenape, the small, gentle people who had … 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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The Early Saga of the Bald Eagles on the Ashokan Reservoir

(This early chapter in the saga of the Bald Eagles who nest at the Ashokan Reservoir—a story that is both triumph and soap opera—appeared in the September 4, 1997 Woodstock Times.) As manager of the Lazy Meadow motel on Route … Continue reading

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“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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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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