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Axelrod & Camacho 5/17/08

POETRY READING ~ POETRY READING ~ POETRY READING~

Saturday, May 17, 2008

1:30 PM (NEW TIME!)

The Farmingdale Public Library

116 Merritts Road

(Downstairs)

(516) 249-9090

Featuring:

DR. DAVID B. AXELROD

&

PAULA CAMACHO

Hosted by: Yolanda Coulaz*

*** SHORT OPEN READING TO FOLLOW***

(Members of the audience are invited to share their own poetry, musings or music)

Dr. David B. Axelrod, Suffolk County ‘s Poet Laureate, maintains a website at www.writersunlimited.org/laureate where he offers his services to the public. Dr. Axelrod has been published in hundreds of magazines and anthologies. He is the recipient of three Fulbright Awards including his being the first official Fulbright Poet-in-Residence in the People’s Republic of China . The New York Times described him as “A Treat!” He has shared the stage with such notables as Louis Simpson, Galway Kinnell, X. J. Kennedy, William Stafford, Robert Bly and Allen Ginsberg and performed for the United Nations, the American Library Association and hundreds of venues. He has been translated into fourteen languages. For more information about Dr. Axelrod and his eighteenth and newest book DECIDUOUS POEMS (Ahadada Books, Toronto and Tokyo , 2008) visit his website at http://www.poetrydoctor.org.

Paula Camacho moderates the Farmingdale Poetry Group. Her poems have won a number of awards and have been published in several magazines and anthologies. She was chairperson on a committee to establish the Nassau County Poet Laureate Law and was a panelist on the Nassau County Poet Laureate Panel. Currently she is working as the coordinator of Maxwell Wheat’s Nassau County Poet Laureate Committee. She is a panelist for Nassau Grants for the Arts. She has published Hidden Between Branches, and two chapbooks, The Short Lives Of Giants, and November’s Diary.

*Yolanda Coulaz is a poet, photographer, editor, and founder of Purple Sage Press. She teaches poetry workshops to middle and high school students throughout Long Island. She edited and published the anthology For Loving Precious Beast to help benefit Loving Touch Animal Rescue. Her first book of poetry Spirits and Oxygen has been acquired by SUNY Stony Brook to be used in an advanced course in poetry.

This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc. with public funds from

The New York State Council on the Arts, a state agency.

*** IF YOU WANT TO CHECK OUT A SAMPLING OF THESE POETS’ WORKS GO TO www.poetryvlog.com CLICK ON THEIR NAMES IN THE ARCHIVES AND HAVE A LISTEN.

Directions to Farmingdale Library:

From East or West:

  • Take the Long Island Expressway (495) to:
  • Exit 44S (Rte. 135 Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway)
  • Proceed to Hempstead Turnpike (exit 7 East).
  • Go East for approximately 1 mile to Merritts Road .
  • Make a right onto Merritts Road .
  • Library is about 1/4 mile on the right hand side.


From the Southern State Parkway :

  • Take Southern State to Bethpage State Parkway North .
  • Go to 1st Exit ( Boundary Avenue ).
  • Go about 2 blocks to Merritts Road .
  • Make right onto Merritts Road .
  • Library is 1/4 mile on the left hand side.

Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway:

  • Take the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway (Rte. 135) to
  • Hempstead Turnpike (exit 7 East ).
  • Go East on Hempstead Turnpike to Merritts Road .
  • Make right onto Merritts Road .
  • Library is 1/4 mile on the right hand side.

For information phone or email Yolanda @ (631) 420-0425 or yolandacoulaz@msn.com

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