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Contemporary Feminist Poets: A Reading

  • The Golden Notebook Bookstore 29 Tinker Street Woodstock, NY, 12498 United States (map)

Come join us at Woodstock's iconic Golden Notebook Bookstore for what promises to be a dynamic and exciting poetry event featuring Shira DentzLaura HintonAmy King, and Susan Lewis.

Party to follow!

Shira Dentz is the author of five full-length books and two chapbooks, most recently, door of thin skins and how do i net thee. Her writing has appeared in Poetry, The American Poetry Review, The Iowa Review, New American Writing, and Brooklyn Rail, and featured at The Academy of American Poets’ Poem-a-Day series, NPR, Poetry Daily, and Verse Daily. She is the recipient of an Academy of American Poets’ Prize, the Poetry Society of America’s Lyric Poem and Cecil Hemley Memorial Awards, Electronic Poetry Review’s Discovery Award, and Painted Bride Quarterly’s Poetry Prize. She is currently Special Features Editor at Tarpaulin Sky, and teaches creative writing at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Laura Hinton is a poet, literary critic, and editor, as well as an educator. Her poetry books include Ubermutter’s Death Dance and Sisyphus My Love (To Record a Dream in a Bathtub), published by BlazeVox. Her critical books include The Perverse Gaze of Sympathy: Sadomasochistic Sentiments from Clarissa to Rescue 911 (SUNY Press), We Who Love to Be Astonished: Experimental Women’s Writing and Performance Poetics (co-editor) and Jayne Cortez, Adrienne Rich, and the Feminist Superhero: Voice, Vision, Politics and Performance in the U.S. Contemporary Women’s Poetics (editor). Her essays, poet interviews, and reviews have appeared in numerous books and journals including Contemporary Literature, Postmodern Culture, Textual Practice, Women’s Studies, Rain Taxi, Jacket2, Poetry Project Newsletter, and The Journal of the Academy of American Poets, among many others. She often works in hybrid media, and her poetry with photography and or/ video have been published in several journals including Yew, Madhatter Review, Feminist Studies, Bird Dog, How2, Poetry Seen and Red Fez. She has performed her poetry in venues from Maine to Tucson to New York City, where she teaches feminist theory, poetics, and women's literature as a Professor of English at the City College of New York. She is a most-of-the-time resident in Woodstock, NY, where she has a beloved garden. 

Amy King’s latest book, The Missing Museum, is a winner of the 2015 Tarpaulin Sky Book Prize. Of I Want to Make You Safe (Litmus Press), John Ashbery describes Amy King's poems as bringing “abstractions to brilliant, jagged life, emerging into rather than out of the busyness of living.” Safe was one of Boston Globe’s Best Poetry Books of 2011. King is a Professor of English and Creative Writing at SUNY Nassau Community College and, as a founding member, serves on the Executive Board of VIDA: Women in Literary Arts. King joins the ranks of Ann Patchett, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rachel Carson and Pearl Buck as the recipient of the 2015 Winner of the WNBA Award (Women’s National Book Association). She was also honored by The Feminist Press as one of the “40 Under 40: The Future of Feminism” awardees, and she received the 2012 SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Scholarship and Creative Activities. She is co-editor of the anthology series Bettering American Poetry and, with Heidi Lynn Staples, Big Energy Poets: Ecopoetry Thinks Climate Change.

Susan Lewis is the author of ten books and chapbooks, most recently Zoom, winner of the Washington Prize (The Word Works, 2018), as well as Heisenberg’s Salon and This Visit, both from BlazeVOX. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Boston Review, The Brooklyn Rail, Conjunctions (online), Diode, EOAGH, New American Writing, The New Orleans Review, Prelude, Raritan, Seneca Review, Verse, VOLT, and Verse Daily, among others. She divides her time between Woodstock and New York City, and is the founding editor of Posit, an online journal of literature and art ( Links to reviews, poetry online, and more can be found at

Later Event: October 13
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