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Christ Church Episcopal

Hudson, New York

where all souls are cherished


The Diocese of Albany offers these resources for worship at home. Here is another series of resources to help deal with the CD-19 crisis.


C.S. Lewis was an influential Anglican theologian,  poet and author of The Chronicles of Narnia, The Screwtape Letters, Mere Christianity and many other books. The Rev. Jeffrey Mackey, a native of Ulster County and an Episcopal theologian and educator, has commended this presentation to us by the Rev. Malcolm Guite, a British priest, songwriter and poet. Father Guite’s presentation is sponsored by the C. S. Lewis Foundation.


David Palmquist, a vestryman and retired state librarian, hosts much anticpated book sales in the parish’s Guild Hall. THey raise funds for the parish Conservancy.

A scene from one of the parish's much anticipated community book sales. Vestryman David Palmquist, a retired state librarian and president of the parish conservancy, hosts these well attended events which help raise funds for the conservancy. Book hunters eagerly await these sales.


Christ Church Poetry Series

The series was established in honor of the late John Ashbery, one of America’s most influential poets and a parishioner.
Gretchen Primack is a poet and educator living in New York's Hudson Valley. She has worked as a teacher and/or administrator with prison education programs (mostly college) for ten years. She's the author of three poetry collections, Visiting Days, Kind  and Doris' Red Spaces, and a chapbook, The Slow Creaking of Planets. She co-wrote The Lucky Ones: My Passionate Fight for Farm Animals with Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary co-founder Jenny Brown.
Karen Schoemer
Karen Schoemer of Hudson is a poet, performer, author and coordinator for book events at Time & Space Limited. Her poems have appeared in La Presa, The Pine Hills Review, Up the River and Chronogram. She is vocalist for the bands Sky Furrows and Jaded Azurites. Her music journalism has been widely published and anthologized, and she is the author of Great Pretenders: My Strange Affair with '50s Pop Music. A recent graduate of the Writer's Foundry at St. Joseph's College in Brooklyn, she is working on her debut poetry collection, Third Nature.
L.S. Asekoff
In 2012, Poet laureate Philip Levine, who selected Louis Asekoff for the Witter Bynner Poetry Prize, described Asekoff as "a true surreal visionary. A native of Massachusetts who lives in Clermont in retirement, Asekoff taught poetry and coordinated the MFA Poetry Program at Brooklyn College for 42 years, where he also served as a Faculty Associate for The Wolfe Institute for Humanities. He is the author of Dreams of a Work (1994, Orchises Press), North Star (1997, Orchises Press), The Gate of Horn (2010, Triquarterly) and Freedom Hill: a poem (2011, Triquarterly).
Vladimir Nahitchevansky

Vladimir Nahitchevansky graduated from Bard College in 2015. He is the editor and founder of W O O D: A Journal of Cross-Generational Poetics. His latest chapbook is Power Triptych. He works as a printer, and lives in Kingston, New York.

Kevin Swanwick

Kevin Swanwick resides in the Hudson Valley of New York with his wife, two children, and mother in-law. Having worked in the post-modern machinery of the technology industry for over 30 years, Kevin is attempting to engage his erstwhile and neglected career as a writer of essays and fiction. He finds the world a terribly complex place and likes to write about it from the perspective of a grateful citizen of Carthage who got to watch the Romans invade but was spared because of his accidental usefulness. His essays and some fiction can be found in Elephant Journal, LA Progressive and on his blog, in no particular order.

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