Anne Waldman is an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry movement, and has been connected to the Beat movement and the second generation of the New York School. She has published over forty books of poetry.
Billy Collins is perhaps the best know poet in the US. He is the author of twelve collections of poetry, former US poet Laureate, distinguished Professor of English at Lehman College of the City University of New York and Senior Distinguished Fellow at the Winter Park Institute of Rollins College.
Erica Jong is a celebrated poet, novelist & essayist with over twenty-five published books that have been influential all over the world. Her most popular novel, Fear of Flying, celebrated its 40th anniversary in 2013.
Salinas, California native whose artwork can best be described as 'giant cut-out art', ordinarily viewed from the comfort of your automobile. For the sake of a title that people can relate to, he calls himself a muralist . . .
Michael Dickman earned a BA at the University of Oregon and received his MFA from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. He now teaches poetry at the Lewis Center for the Arts at Princeton University.
Owen Nied is a 22-year old singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. As a solo artist, he performs high-energy, jazz -infused rock, blues and hip-hop was soulful vocals and virtuosity guitar playing.
Robert Pinsky is a poet, essayist, translator, teacher, and speaker. His first two terms as United States Poet Laureate were marked by such visible dynamism—and such national enthusiasm in response—that the Library of Congress appointed him to an unprecedented third term.
Rogue OliphantChris HarfordRay KubianDavid Mansfield and Cáit O'RiordanWarren ZanesPaul MuldoonMuldoon's Picnic
Rogue Oliphant is a collective of musicians that specializes in playing original songs and accompanying spoken word lyrics by Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Paul Muldoon. The band recorded I Gave the Pope a Rhino in 2016, followed by Sadie & the Sadists in 2019.
The band toured Ireland with "Muldoon's Picnic" in 2017, 2019, and again in the summer of 2022, arriving in Sharon Springs in September 2022, before returning for its tenth season at the Irish Arts Center in New York City. The band previously appeared in Sharon Springs with Mr. Muldoon in 2019 and 2021, before arriving with "Muldoon's Picnic" in September 2022.
In addition to Paul Muldoon, the September 2022 Sharon Springs lineup includes Chris Harford (electric & acoustic guitar & vocals), Ray Kubian (drums & vocals), David Mansfield (electric guitar, fiddle), Cáit O'Riordan (electric bass & vocals), Warren Zanes (electric & acoustic guitar & vocals), and Alexis Thomason (vocals).
Our friend and neighbor Sharon Jones passed away on November 18, 2016. Just two months earlier she arranged a showing of the new documentary film, "Miss Sharon Jones!" as a fundraiser for the Arts Center during the Sharon Springs Harvest Festival Weekend.
Tracy K. Smith is the author of four collections of poetry, including "Life on Mars," which won the Pulitzer Prize in 2012. In 2017 and again in 2018 she was named US Poet Laureate by the Library of Congress.