July 14, 2009


The P & Piper Show

Poetry Reading will be on the main stage beginning at 5:45pm

Phillip Levine is a poet, editor and performer. He is the poetry editor for the Mid-Hudson Valley magazine "Chronogram" (http://www.chronogram.com/) since June, 2003, president of the Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival (http://www.woodstockpoetry.com/) since January, 2004, and has hosted a weekly reading series and open-mike in Woodstock, NY since July, 2001. He is a five-year alumnus of the Chenango Valley Writers' Conference and was an invited reader in 2002 and 2005. He was a featured poet at Woodstock Poetry Festival in 2001, 2002 and 2005 and coordinated a workshop for young poets at the festival in 2003 and 2005. He competed in the 2000 National Poetry Slam. He has led numerous poetry workshops in local area middle and high schools, and taught an 11-week poetry class to incarcerated youth at the Highland Correctional Facility in Highland, NY through a grant from Poets & Writers and Incisions, Inc (a non-profit dedicated to bringing poetry into the prisons). In June, 2008, Phillip gave the commencement speech for the graduating seniors at the Woodstock Day School in Woodstock, NY. His original theatrical poetry performance piece "approximate poet falls in love & can't get up" has been presented at Nassau Community College, Omega Institute, Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs, Cornelia Street Café and Bowery Poetry Club in New York City, and the Woodstock Fringe Festival among others. His work has appeared in Prima Materia, The Long Islander, A Gathering of the Tribes, Wildflowers, Chronogram and his prose poem "Soon" will appear shortly in Firewheel Editions anthology An Introduction to the Prose Poem.

Piper is Phillip's daughter. She is a 4 11/12 years old with a way with words.

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