Locations: Cross Contemporary Art Gallery
Cornelius Eady is a poet and musician and the cofounder of Cave Canem, a nonprofit cultivating the artistic and professional growth of African American poets. In a career that has included eight volumes of poetry, he has won the 1985 Lamont Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets and has been a finalist for the National Book Award and the Pulitzer Prize. Mr. Eady teaches poetry in the MFA program at Stony Brook Southampton.
Victoria Sulliavan is a local performance poet who has read widely in the Hudson Valley, and is a regular co-host on The Woodstock Roundtable on radio station WDST (100.1FM) , where she is the “poet laureate”. Sullivan has had four chapbooks of her poetry published, most recently “When I Wasn’t Looking” (Red Parrot Press) ,available on Amazon.
Mikhail Horowitz is the author of Big League Poets (City Lights, 1978) and two collections of poetry,The Opus of Everything in Nothing Flat and Rafting Into the Afterlife. His performance pieces have been featured on 11 CDs, including The Blues of the Birth, a collection of his jazz fables. In addition to his poetry, he is an obsessive maker of collages and monoprints, an actor, a blues harmonica cat, and an adequate improvisor on alto, soprano, and sopranino recorders.
Bruce Weber is the author of five books of poetry, including The First Time I Had Sex with T. S. Eliot, and The Breakup of my First Marriage. For the past 24 years he has organized The Alternative New Year’s Day Spoken Word/Performance Extravaganza in New York City. A longtime historian of American art, Bruce recently moved full time to Saugerties, and over the summer gave four lectures on the early history of the Woodstock art colony at the Woodstock Artists Association and Museum.