Arthur’s Poetry Open-Mic on Wednesday, May 9, 2018 (2nd Wednesday of each month)
This month’s featured poet: Mary Panza
Beverages & food available on the premises!
Hosted by Catherine Norr
Sign-up begins 7:00, readings begin 7:30 at Arthur’s Market & Cafe, 35 N.Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY 12305.
Featured poet Mary Panza is Vice-President of Albany Poets. She originated and hosted the poetry open mic at Border’s and has been a driving force in the poetry community for almost 30 years. She has been active in promoting, hosting, and participating in many arts events throughout Upstate New York.
Mary has published a number of poetry chapbooks with Gina Grega (Hair Buffet, Komic Kunts, and Bite Me: Love Poems) and Paul Wienman (Three Poets and One Bed, Mary Eats Paul, and Vise Versa). Mary produced and wrote the liner notes for the CD “Volume”, a compilation of Albany area poets performing their work at local readings and open mics and “A Little Nip” a compilation of female singer/songwriters. She has been published in countless publications such as Rant, In Your Face, OTHER:___, Revival: Spoken Work from Lollapalooza 94, and Open Mic: The Albany Anthology. Mary served as the Poetry Editor for the short-lived Capital Region edition of Chronogram. She is currently an editor of Albany Poets’ annual journal Up the River.
Mary also hosts the Poets Speak Loud open mic series at McGeary’s Irish Pub and writes Housewife Tuesday, which chronicles her life as a single mother, a cranky old Italian lady, and a chubby woman looking for peace in a world gone mad.