Poetry Reading

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Poetry Reading

Poetry Reading

In conjunction with Animalia, Safe Harbors Ann Street Gallery is pleased to host a related poetry reading, Saturday, January 11 at 2:30 p.m.

Kirkland Beckoning
“They say there are fox in these hills …”
– Mona Toscano

Featured Hudson River Poets:
Hayden Wayne is a composer/librettist who has created over 400 works, including eight symphonies for large orchestra: The Symphony of Friends, Heavy Metal, Funk, Africa, Celestial Dance, 1421, Dance of the Far Side of the Moon; two choral symphonies: The Gift, The Hoop of Life and two operas: Dracula and Neon. He has also has written hundreds of songs and nine books of poetry.

Edward Fisher holds a Bachelor of Arts in literature and a Doctorate in Psychology. Fisher taught Shakespeare in Uganda; is a Pushcart nominee and is Hudson River Poets’ master instructor of poetry form. His prize-winning works have been published in several college and university presses.

Robert Milby is a freelance writer and educator from Florida, N.Y. Milby coordinates a number of poetry groups in the Hudson Valley and has served as Orange County, NY’s Poet Laureate (2016-2019). He currently hosts four Hudson Valley poetry readings and has hosted 28 series since 1995. Milby is widely published in over two dozen magazines and 17 anthologies. He has been a listed poet with Poets & Writers, NY since early 2005.

Mona Toscano began her poetry foray through the workshop offerings at the Rome New York Art Center. She is a founder of the Hudson River Poets and theme study coordinator. Toscano’s distinctions include: the publication of the chapbook “Routes” (2016); recognition as the Times Herald Record Artist of the Year (2002) and newly named City of Newburgh Poet Laureate (2020). Toscano has also been a recipient of NYSCA’s Decentralization Poetry Grant.

$5 suggested donation at the door.

For more information regarding, ANIMALIA or the Ann Street Gallery contact Virginia Walsh, Director at (845) 784-1146, vwalsh@annstreetgallery.org. Virginia Walsh curated the exhibition – it will be on view through Saturday, January 11, 2020.


Jan 11, 2020


2:30 pm


Ann Street Gallery


Ann Street Gallery
104 Ann Street Newburgh, New York 12550


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