Living Poetry at the Library: Divya Victor/Cat Tyc at Hudson Area Library, Jul 31

The Hudson Area Library presents “Living Poetry at the Library: Divya Victor/Cat Tyc”
next Tuesday at 7 pm. This ​event represents an ongoing collaboration between Fence, a
​locally produced, ​nationally renowned literary ​press, and the Home ​School, an annual poetry conference that takes place ​in Hudson ​every summer and which brings more than 60 poets to meet, study, read, and write. ​This collaboration puts visiting poets and the Home School community in touch with our local community of readers and writers.​

Divya Victor is the author of Kith (Fence, 2017); Natural Subjects (Trembling Pillow Press, 2015), winner of the Bob Kaufman Award; Things To Do With Your Mouth (Les Figues, 2014); Partial Derivative of the Unnameable (Troll Thread, 2005); and Goodbye John! On John Baldessari (2012); and the chapbooks UNSUB (2014), Hellocasts by Charles Reznikoff by Divya Victor by Vanessa Place (2011), and SUTURES (2009). Her poetry, poetics, and criticism have appeared in Dusie, Journal of Commonwealth & Postcolonial Studies, Crux, and P-QUEUE, among others, and her poetry has been translated into French and Czech. She has been a Mark Diamond Research Fellow at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum, a riverrun Fellow at the Archive for New Poetry at University of California San Diego, and a writer-in-residence at the Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibit (LACE). Her work has been performed and installed for or
at Museum of Contemporary Art (MoCA) Los Angeles, the National Gallery of Singapore, LACE, and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). She earned a PhD from the State University of New York at Buffalo and is an assistant professor of Poetry and Writing at Michigan State University.

Cat Tyc is a writer and artist. Her video work has screened locally and internationally at spaces that include the Microscope Gallery, Anthology Film Archives, CUNY Graduate Center, Brooklyn Museum, Kassel Fest and the PDX International Festival. She has directed music videos that have been added to the rotation on LOGO’s NewNowNext as well as MTVu. In 2006, she was awarded a Flaherty Seminar Fellowship in “Creative Demolition: Reconstructing Culture through Innovations in Film & Video” at Vassar College. Some of her videos have been anthologized in the "Journal of Short Film" series distributed by Ohio State University. Her most recent writings have been published in Weekday, The Sink Review and 6×6 and she has contributed to BOMB and Topical Cream. She teaches writing throughout New York City within the CUNY system and works as the Program Coordinator for The Home School based in
Hudson, NY.

Fence is a locally produced, nationally distributed and recognized literary press which recently won the prestigious Whiting Magazine Award. Since 1998, Fence publishes a literary periodical in print twice a year and round-the-clock on the internet at, as well as Fence Books.

The Home School organizes weeklong conferences for poets and artists. In August, they take residence in Hudson, New York at Time & Space Limited. In January, they gather in locations across the country. Participants spend six days immersed in an intensive program that foregrounds interdisciplinary experimentation and collaboration. Programming includes daily poetry workshops questioning received poetics and evening performances celebrating eclectic voices.

Tuesday, July 31, 2018: 7 pm

Hudson Area Library
Community Room, which is wheelchair accessible.
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

Suggested Audience: Adult
Free and open to the public.

Tel: 518-828-1792


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Omi International Arts Center – Tim Youd: The 100 Novels Project

Los Angeles-based artist Tim Youd performs at Art Omi as part of a Hudson Valley cycle of The 100 Novels Project, an ongoing performance in which Youd retypes novels from beginning to end at locations that play a central role in the novels. Employing the same make and model typewriter used by the author, Youd types each novel on a single sheet of paper backed by an additional support sheet. When finished with the novel, Youd presents the two sheets a diptych.

While at Art Omi, Tim Youd will retype William Kennedy’s Ironweed at various outdoor locations around The Fields Sculpture Park; the public is invited to find and observe him as he works. Since April, Youd has performed at a series of locations throughout the Hudson Valley region; sites have included Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, Sing Sing Correctional Facility in Ossining, and recently the Thomas Cole National Historic Site in Catskill, where he retyped Light Years by James Salter. The Hudson Valley Cycle culminates with an exhibition of the resulting diptychs at the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Focus Gallery, which will be on view August 30 through October 14.

Monday, July 23 – Thursday, July 26

Omi International Arts Center
Fields Sculpture Park
1405 County Route 22
Ghent, NY 12075



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Hiking Steepletop: Expanded Tour of the Grounds at Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Home, Jul 22

This tour allows visitors an expanded view of the wonders of Edna St. Vincent Millay’s home, Steepletop. The tour will include a selection of Millay’s nature poetry, much of it inspired at Steepletop. The tour will be exploring areas of the property not included in the regular House or Grounds & Gardens tours. Be advised that this is a hike. Guests will be walking over uneven terrain, through the forest and the fields. Some of the property may be boggy, so please wear attire appropriate for hiking.

For those who wish to take a tour of Millay’s home afterwards, a 12:30pm tour will be offered for the price of $12.

Sunday, July 22 2018, 10:00am – 12:00pm
Meet at Tamarack Cottage Visitors Center 15 minutes before the hike begins.

Edna St. Vincent Millay’s Steepletop
440 East Hill Road
Austerlitz, NY

Please call or email to make a reservation. This is an extremely popular tour.



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Inspiration by Olana w/ Art School of Columbia County @ New Lebanon Library,

The New Lebanon Library invites you to get inspired by Olana. Create and be inspired by Islamic art and explore radial symmetry as you make your own prints. This crafting event will also teach participants about the poets and artists who have been inspired by the rich culture of this region.

Thursday, July 19, 2018: 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm

Recommended for Grades 3-12

twitter: @NewLebanonLib


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Columbia Land Conservancy’s Sip & Stroll Series: Sip & Snap at Ooms, Jul 19

The Columbia Land Conservancy continues their summer Sip and Stroll series with Sip & Snap at Ooms, a first-ever Instagram Meetup. Local refreshments and drinks provided!

Thursday, July 19 2018: 5:30pm – 7pm

Ooms Conservation Area
480 Rock City Road
Chatham, NY 12037

Registration is required so that the CLC can be in touch in the event of a cancellation. Visit to register.

Columbia Land Conservancy Inc.
49 Main Street Chatham, NY


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