Middletown Mirisam Axel-Lute will read at the next program of Poetry on the Loose at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at the corner of Orchard and East Main streets in Middletown. An open reading will follow, during which other poets and other writers may perform original work on any theme. Admission is by donation. Axel-Lute is a poet and editor living in Albany. Her poetry has appeared in journals such as Riding the Meridian, Secrets Between Girls, The Ledge, Oriel, and Paterson Literary Review. She is also included in the anthologies Touched by Eros, edited by George Held; Hunger Enough: Living Spiritually in a Consumer Society, from Pudding House Press; and I’m Home: What It Means to Love a Woman and Streets of New York, forthcoming from P&Q Press. She had a poem performed at the Cleveland Public Theatre and was a finalist in the 2000 Allen Ginsberg Awards. Axel-Lute has given readings all over the New York metropolitan and capital district areas, including Sage College, Siena College, Bluestockings Bookstore, Cup and Chaucer Bookstore, The Poet’s Forum in West Orange, N.J., Watchung Booksellers, and Spiral Thought Reading Series. She also has written a poetry-themed church service available for Unitarian Universalist congregations. On Saturday, Dec. 3, Poetry on the Loose will feature Dan Wilcox. For more information, call 294-8085 or write to firstname.lastname@example.org.