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Goshen Public Library and Historical Society

Across the Reference Desk

by Janet Hamill

February 23, 2000


Two of Orange County's most accomplished poets will be featured readers at an afternoon of "Coffee House Poctry" at the Goshen Public Library and Historical Society, 203 Main Street, Goshen, NY. The featured readings will take place on Saturday, March 4, at 1 pm. Following the readings by Vince Salvati and Joan Siegel, there will be an open mike session for anyone interesled in reading their poems to a live audicnce. Light refreshments will be served.

Former New Jersey resident Vince Saivati began his career as a member of the very active poetry community at William Paterson College. His poetry was regularly published in the Paterson Literary Review and Essence, the college's literary magazine. Now a resident of Warwick, Mr. Salvati has become as well-known for his painting as he has for his poetry.

Joan Siegel is a resident of Blooming Grove and an instructor of English at Orange County Community College. Recently, Ms. Siegel was awarded first prize in the 1999 New Letters Literary Awards in Poetry. Ths honor granted the poet $1000 and the opportunity to read her work on Natonal Public Radio. In addition, Ms. Siegel is the recipient of the 1998 Anna Davidson Rosenberg poetry award. Yankee, The American Scholar, and Southern Poetry Review are among the numerous literary journals that have published her work.

"Coffee House Poetry" at the library is free and open to the general public. For additional information, contact Janet Hamill, 294~6606 ext 6.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. through a grant it has received from New York State Council on the Arts.



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