From Poets to Protagonists: Fiction from the Hudson Valley Poetry Scene Featuring the Poets as Main Characters

ABOUT Harvey Havel

Harvey Havel
Harvey Havel is a freelance writer, novelist, and teacher. His first novel, Noble McCloud, A Novel, was published in November of 1999. His second novel, The Imam, A Novel, was published in 2000.  Both of his novels were published by the First Amendment Press International Company, which i More...



From Poets to Protagonists:  Fiction from the Hudson Valley Poetry Scene featuring the Poets themselves as Main Characters is a literary collection of short-stories that depicts some of New York’s most well-known downstate poets and artists whom the author has had the privilege of reading with at many popular coffee houses, libraries, and cultural centers throughout his earlier years as a traveling writer in the Hudson Valley.  These stories range in genre from general-interest fiction and sicence fiction to expository essay and short character sketches. 

These stories are accessible to all conniseurs of strong, complex characters that portray the very real lives of these poets through Harvey Havel’s highly imaginative fictional lens.  His skillfully-crafted narratives serve as the backdrop for the presence of these fine poets on the page.

The Poets in this selection include (in order of appearance):

William Seaton

Patricia Seaton

George Nitti

Bill Perry

Sarah Morr

Bonnie Law

Christopher Wheeling

Kevin Larkin Angioli

Will Nixon

Donald Lev


Ken Van Rensselaer

Phillip Levine

Laura Ludwig Lonshein

Robert Milby

Ted Gill

Jane Gill

Roberta Gould

Teresa Marta Costa