May. 28, 2019
Award-winning songwriter, singer, and multi-instrumentalist Matt Nakoa is a modern troubadour who makes his home on the highways and concert stages of America, appearing regularly with folk music icon Tom Rush. The Boston Globe says of Nakoa, “Between... Read more
May. 2, 2019
Some of the best musicians the Hudson Valley has to offer, including Jeff Entin of The Acquaintances, Julie Parisi Kirby, Jude Roberts, Robert Burke Warren, and Marji Zintz, will perform in this special season-opener benefiting Flying Cat Music at their... Read more
Nov. 13, 2018
Phyllis Capello is a writer and musician. She works in schools and hospitals. Her work is widely anthologized. "Packs Small Plays Big,” (Bordighera Press, 2018) is her newest collection of poetry. A NYFA fellow in fiction and the winner of an Allen... Read more
Nov. 13, 2018
Please join Poetry Barn and Wired Gallery on Sunday, November 18, at 3 PM for an afternoon of poetry and art in conversation. Presenting new work from Willa Carroll, Robert Cucinotta, Sharon Israel, Lissa Kiernan, Janet Passehl, Lisa St. John and... Read more
Sep. 26, 2018
“Suspended between the tangible and the ephemeral, I find myself pondering: Would anyone but a crazed bicephalous being, half engineer, half poet, willingly shackle himself to a venture of such magnitude? I am a prisoner of my dream.” —Philippe Petit,... Read more
Sep. 12, 2018
Get ready to "Keep Exploring," in an evening of readings about place, search, and discovery! This is the first Poetry Barn reading at the stunning new barn at The Forsyth B&B in Kingston, NY (one block from the marina in the burgeoning Rondout... Read more
Jun. 12, 2018
Join Poetry Barn at Kingston's Rough Draft Bar & Books for "The Elephants Are Asking: Writers in the Wild” an electrifying afternoon of ecological praise and protest. Hear new work from David Gonzalez, Lissa Kiernan, Meghann Plunkett, Mary Newell,... Read more
Mar. 2, 2018
Come help celebrate the kick-off of Poetry Barn's 2018 reading series with a rollicking, sexy, heartbreaking evening of feminist writing, including poetry, essays, and monologue read by Kate Hymes, Nancy Jainchill, Bonnie Lykes, Djelloul Marbrook, Jana... Read more
Oct. 13, 2017
See "Elements," a collaborative installation and recent works by artists Ingrid Lisowski & Lori Van Houten, and hear poetry by Tina Barry, Lissa Kiernan, Cheryl A. Rice and Anique Taylor. Wine & light refreshments.
Sep. 14, 2017
Poetry Barn is delighted to present five bright new stars rising on the poetry horizon and enlivening Kingston’s new Midtown Arts District (MAD): BadStanza, Nick Carroll, Ryan Clinesmith, Xandra Selene and Arianna White. An open mic follows. If you have... Read more
Aug. 25, 2017
Poetry Barn will host a two-day retreat in celebration of the cross section between Beat and Haiku which blossomed during the American cultural revolution. Participants will hike and write, gaining the opportunity to practice Eastern literary traditions... Read more
Jul. 31, 2017
The Stonecoast MFA program at the University of Southern Maine is a Top 4 ranked low residency program offering courses in Creative Nonfiction, Fiction, Poetry, and Popular Fiction. On Friday, August 18, join four of their world-class faculty and alumni... Read more
Jul. 13, 2017
"We shall not wilt. Let a thousand flowers bloom." — Abbie Hoffman, Workshop in Nonviolence, May 1967 The expression "flower power" was coined by the American beat poet Allen Ginsberg as a way to re-visualize war protests into peaceful affirmative... Read more
Jul. 13, 2017
Join us to hear two distinctive men of letters read from their award-winning books! An open mic will follow. If you have a poem, essay, short story, or song to share, you’re warmly invited to sign-up before the reading.  About the Readers Matthew J.... Read more
Jul. 13, 2017
Poet Perry Nicholas and singer/songwriter Maria Sebastian are a couple whose partnership illustrates the prolific relationship between words and music. Join us for an intimate house concert/reading, where they'll each perform sets, alone and together,... Read more
May. 6, 2017
"The written word needs the spoken word for absolute clarity" - Anonymous Giving voice to written work can add layers of meaning while specifying our intent and charging the inky symbols on the page with emotional and intellectual substance.  Recitation... Read more
May. 6, 2017
Post Traumatic Press (PTP) is a small independent press founded in 2000, located in Woodstock New York. Our original mission: to give voices to veterans and noncombatants whose lives have been affected by the trauma of war. We have since expanded to... Read more
Poetry Barn Presents Robert Burke Warren & Mike Jurkovic
Apr. 19, 2017
Celebrate the launch of Poetry Barn's second “Third Fridays @Woodstock Library” season with renaissance men Mike Jurkovic and Robert Burke Warren, both accomplished writers, performers, and musicians. An open mic will follow. If you have a poem, essay,... Read more
Apr. 2, 2017
Join Will Nixon, whose Acrostic Woodstock found its poetic muse in our village, and Weston Blelock, publisher of WoodstockArts, for a village walking tour. Special guests include William Rhoads, author of the preeminent guide to Ulster County... Read more
Will Nixon, Cait Johnson, Therese Broderick
Dec. 1, 2016

Join three luminous literary talents to usher in the winter solstice and celebrate the spirit of the holidays! Albany’s Therese Broderick, Rhinebeck’s Cait Johnson, and Woodstock’s own Will Nixon will bring the heat, igniting your heart’s pilot light... Read more