The monthly Writers Night series at Cafe Mezzaluna Bistro Latino and Gallery will feature Judith Kerman, poet, musician. publisher on Friday, June 8 at 7 p.m. An open mic for writers of poetry and short prose follows (5 minute limit).
In Judith Kerman’s own words:
“For me, poetry is at least partly a visual and musical art form. I'm also a musician, photographer, plastic artist, and computer artist. For several years, I have composed songscapes for performance with my poems. I have run Mayapple Press since 1978, with a catalog of over 100 titles. In 1971, I founded Earth's Daughters, the oldest feminist arts magazine still publishing.  Last May, I retired after 20 years teaching and administration at Saginaw Valley State University in Michigan, and moved to Woodstock, NY.
 My eight books or chapbooks of poetry include, most recently, Galvanic Response (March Street Press, 2005) and the bilingual collection, Plane Surfaces/Plano de Incidencia ( Santo Domingo: CCLEH, 2002). I have also published two books of translations of Spanish poetry, A Woman in Her Garden: Selected Poems of Dulce María Loynaz (Cuban; Cervantes Prize laureate, 1992; published byWhite Pine Press in 2002) and Praises and Offenses: Three Women Poets from the Dominican Republic (BOA Editions, 2009). As a Fulbright Senior Scholar to the Dominican Republic in 2002, my main project was translating the poetry and fiction of contemporary Dominican women.
Café Mezzaluna is located at 626 Route 212 in Saugerties (one mile west of Thruway Exit 20) Dinner, featuring a wide variety of Latin and American dishes, will be served from 5:00 p.m. on. For directions and more information about Cafe Mezzaluna, contact Mery Rosado at 845-246-5306.