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January 8, 2016

CAPS/Center for Creative Education

Beacon, NY


March 28, 2016

Poetry at the Church

Goshen, NY


April 22, 2016

Mt. St. Mary College

Newburgh, NY


April 23, 2016

Chester Library

Chester, NY


April 29, 2016

Jones Farm Art Gallery

Cornwall, NY


May 21, 2016

Mudd Puddle Cafe

New Paltz, NY


October 21, 2016

Florida Library Fall Cafe

Florida, NY


December 2, 2016

CAPS/The Roost Art Gallery

New Paltz, NY


December 13, 2016

Montgomery Book Exchange

Montgomery, NY




July 2, 2015

Noble Roasters Cafe, Campbell Hall, NY


August 8, 2015

Calling All Poets Marathon, Beacon, NY


October 13, 2015

Montgomery Book Exchange, Montgomery, NY


February 1980

Organized Student Reading with the Columbia University Writers Club on campus

at The Postscript Coffee House under St. Paul’s Chapel.


June 1980

Poetry Reading at St. Clement’s, NYC, Karen Corinne Herceg (a/k/a Boccio).


December 7, 1981

Arranged Poetry Reading and did Introductions at The Donnell Library with Anna Adams & William Packard (P&W matching grant).  Co-edited and published Anna Adams’ poetry volume with an introduction by famed poet William Packard.


Anna Adams: Irish poet lived in NYC and published by The First East Coast Theatre & Publishing Co. (The Ratio of One to a Stone) and in The New York Quarterly, The Quarterly Review of Literature, Poetry London-New York, Café Solo, Voices, Borestone Mountain Poetry Awards 1958: Best Poems of 1957.

William Packard (September 2, 1933 – November 3, 2002) was an American poet, playwright, teacher, novelist, and was also founder and editor of the New York Quarterly, a national poetry magazine. Packard knew every great poet of his day.

While in New York, he hosted the 92nd Street Y’s poetry reading series, was Vice President of the Poetry Society of America, was a member of the governing board of the Pirandello Society, and was co-director of the Hofstra Writers Conference for seven years. In 1957 he was awarded a Frost Fellowship and, in 1980, was honored with a reception at the White House for distinguished American poets.  Packard's literary career spanned nearly 50 years and resulted in the publication of six volumes of poetry. He was an award winning playwright and translator. Packard taught poetry and literature at NYU, Wagner, The New School, Cooper Union, The Bank Street Theatre, and Hofstra, as well as acting, and playwriting at the HB Studio in Manhattan. He wrote numerous books and was editor of the New York Quarterly (NYQ) for 33 years — from its founding 1969 until his death in 2002. He published 58 issues. Poet and novelist James Dickey called Packard "one of the great editors of our time". Cited by Rolling Stone as "the most important poetry magazine in America," the New York Quarterly earned a reputation for excellence by publishing poems, and for its “exceptional in-depth interviews” with the prominent poets W. H. Auden, John Ashbery, Paul Blackburn, Richard Eberhart, Stanley Kunitz, Anne Sexton, Franz Douskey, Charles Bukowski, and W.S. Merwin, among many others.


September 13, 1982

Poetry Reading at The Provincetown Playhouse with Philip Schultz, Anna Adams and Karen Corinne Herceg a/k/a Boccio (P&W matching grant).  Philip Schultz was my poetry professor and mentor at Columbia University.


Philip Schultz  (b. 1945 in Rochester, New York) is a Pulitzer Prize winning (2008) American poet, and the founder/director of The Writers Studio, a private school for fiction and poetry writing based in New York City. He is the author of several collections of poetry, including Deep Within the Ravine Viking Penguin, 1984), which was the Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets; Like Wings (Viking Penguin, 1978, winner of an American Academy & Institute of Arts and Letters Award as well as a National Book Award nomination). His work has been published in The New Yorker, The Paris Review, Slate, Poetry magazine, The Gettysburg Review, The Southern Review, and Five Points, among others, and he is the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship in Poetry to Israel and a 2005 Guggenheim Fellowship in Poetry. He has also received, among others, a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (1981), a New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship in Poetry (1985), as well as the Levinson Prize from Poetry magazine. Schultz is also the author of a memoir, My Dyslexia, published by W.W. Norton in 2011, and a new book of poetry, The Wherewithal (W. W. Norton), published in February 2014.


October 17, 1982

Poetry Reading at The Queens Museum with Anna Adams and Karen Corinne Herceg a/k/a Boccio (P&W matching grant) and co-sponsored by The Queens Council on the Arts.

April 11, 1984            

Poetry Reading at The Pub in Brooklyn Heights with Roger Steigmeier and Karen Corinne Herceg a/k/a Boccio at their Wednesday night series.


Roger Steigmeier is a resident of Northern Colorado, has an MA in English Education from NYU and has taught in several colleges.  He has one full volume of published verse (Light Traveling Dark Traveling Light, First East Coast Theater and Publishing Company, 1984) and has numerous publishing credits, including poems published in Dog River Review, POET, Pegasus, Many Waters and Mobius.


September 18, 1984

Arranged Poetry Reading at “The Galleria” in Brooklyn Heights with Stuart Kaufman and Roger Steigmeier (P&W matching grant).


Stuart Kaufman, New York Poet, Books: Engine Parts (Xlibris, 2001), Fast Friends (Minerva Press, 1996), The Ultimate Cigar & Other Poems (First East Coast Publications, 1984).


October 2, 1984

Poetry Reading at “The Galleria” in Brooklyn Heights with Anna Adams and Karen Corinne Herceg a/k/a Boccio (P&W matching grant).


December 1984

Poetry Reading at Brooklyn Tech High School with Roger Steigmeier and Karen Corinne Herceg a/k/a Boccio (P&W matching grant).



Joined PEN and attended first meeting and poetry workshop/reading with Anna DiBella, Poetry Chairman for NY State.


April 15, 1985

Arranged Poetry Reading and did Introductions with Pulitzer Prize Winner John Ashbery and Stuart Kaufman at St. John’s University (P&W matching grant).

A reception was hosted by the English Department of St. John’s University.


John Ashbery (b. July 28, 1927 in Rochester, NY). He was an editor of the 12 issues of Art and Literature (1964–67) and the New Poetry issue of Harry Mathews's Locus Solus (1962). He served as the art editor for the European edition of the New York Herald Tribune and was an art critic for Art International (1960–65) and a Paris correspondent for Art News (1963–66). He has published more than twenty volumes of poetry and won nearly every major American award for poetry, including a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 for his collection Self-Portrait in a Convex Mirror.


March 13, 1986

Arranged Poetry Reading and did Introductions with William Packard and Anna

Adams at St. John’s University (P&W matching grant).


Fall 1986

Poetry Reading with Lisa Fleck and Karen Corinne Herceg a/k/a Boccio at Binghamton University per invitation of Richard Martin (poet, writer and University teaching staff).


Lisa Fleck, Poet, semi-finalist in the Discovery contest, a recent winner of the Town of Greenburgh Poetry Contest.  Her poems have appeared in literary journals and anthologies, and her volume A Sea Change was published in 2011.  She has read frequently at various New York venues.



Volunteer work for PEN Women.

Past Readings