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Janet Hamill and Donna Reis
reading from current volumes Knock and No Passing Zone
[Plus New Work!]
Word of Mouth Poetry Series
Thursday, September 14

Word of Mouth

6:30 sign-up for open mike/feature at 7pm
674 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401
hosted by Teresa Costa





Reis, White & Weiner: Irregular Rhymers

Poetry by Donna Reis, Sarah White & Estha Weiner

Whether solo or riffing off each other, these three poets will jazz up your July.

Sunday, July 16th, 2017 @ 6:00 pm

The Cornelia Street Cafe
29 Cornelia Street
New York, New York 10014

Phone 212.989.9319

We hope to see you there, Donna, Sarah & Estha  

Poets in the Web - Sarah White and Donna Reis

will be reading at Cornelia Street Café, Tuesday, February 21st @ 6:00.


Janet Hamill and six marvelous readers:

Book Launch & Reading Oct 23, 2016

for knock by Janet Hamill

Teresa Costa

Andy Field

Karen Herceg

Donna Reiss

Willeam Seaton

Glenn Werner 


I'm so happy that this event will be hosted at the Seligmann Center and that the six poets listed above will be reading from the six secitons of Knock. 

This will be the first time I've had the occasion to hear other poets read my work.  It's an exciting prospect.


This event is free and open to all 

Sunday, October 23, 2016, 2pm-4pm

at the Seligmann Center White Oak Rd., Sugar Loaf, NY 10981


Copies of Knock will be available, as well as food and drink.




reading from and signing their new books


23 WHITE OAK Dr., Sugar Loaf, NY 10981

tales from the eternal cafe  no passing zone


(Refreshments Available)


janet hamill and donna reis at seligmann studio

March 4th, 2014
Book Launch

"No Passing Zone"

The Warwick Historical Society
Warwick, New York
(Time TBA)


Curator’s Choice Event
Donna Reis & Friends
March 4, 2014, 7:00PM
Buckbee Center

$10.00 Per Person, Refreshments Served

The Warwick Historical Society is proud to welcome local poet, Donna Reis, as the featured presenter for our March Curator’s Choice event.  Donna was one of the featured story tellers for our Ghost Story event in October.  Her choice of stories and turn of a phrase brought each selection alive.  This time, she will weave her magic and read from her personal repertoire of poetry. 

Donna Reis’s first collection of poems, No Passing Zone (Deerbrook Editions, 2012) has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.  She is the author of three chapbooks of poetry: Certain (Finishing Line Press, 2012), Dog Shows and Church, a sequence of poems (Eurydice Press, 2000), Incantations (Eurydice Press, 1995).  She is co-editor and contributor of Blues for Bill: A Tribute to William Matthews (Akron University Press, 2005).  Her non-fiction book Seeking Ghosts in the Warwick Valley: 60 Personal Accounts (Schiffer Publishing Ltd., 2002) has sold nearly 2000 copies.  Donna holds an MA in Creative Writing from The City College, The City University of New York and an MS in Early Childhood Education from Hunter College, also The City University of New York.  Additionally, Reis has taught poetry at The Northeast Poetry Center, College of Poetry in Sugarloaf, New York.  Her poem, Krakow, 1939, along with a photo of her great-grandmother were featured in Carol Rosen’s hand-made, art books that are presented in the holocaust museums in Washington and Tel Aviv and at the Guggenheim in New York City.  A Hudson River Valley resident, Donna is married to writer and musician Tom Miller.  Together they are recording a CD of Reis’s poetry accompanied by Miller’s orchestral compositions.

Please make time in your busy schedules to attend this uniquely personal experience. Surrounded by the warmth of history, sit and rest while the music of Donna’s words wash over you.
Please call to reserve your space and bring a friend.  (845/986-3236)