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4th Friday Poetry Night Archive

Stephen LewanowskiJune 26, 2015   Guest Poet Stephen Lewanowski

Stephen Lewandowski will read from his book, Under Foot, published by May Apple Press of Woodstock, NY in 2014. Stephen has published twelve small books of poetry, and his poems and essays have appeared in regional and national environmental and literary journals, such as Earth’s Daughter's and anthologies such as Tom Waxman's A Government Job at Last. Lewandowski has worked as an environmental educator and consultant in the western Finger Lakes for forty years. He is a founder of the Coalition for Hemlock and Canadice Lakes and the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Task Force. He is currently employed by the Canandaigua Lake Watershed Association and the Center for Environmental Initiatives in Rochester, NY.

Praise for Under Foot:

"I have been following Steve Lewandowski's poetry for more than 30 years and was delighted to hear that these new poems were about to be published. A poem like 'Waiting' has been well worth waiting for, and there are many other fine poems to keep it company." Ted Kooser

"Steve Lewandowski's poetry draws from the same sure quiet sources as the old Chinese poets of the Tang dynasty. His work is rooted in the earth of the Finger Lakes and his reverence for that soil would be appreciated by the Cayuga people whose presence is still felt by those who (like Steve) know how to listen." Joseph Bruchac