Melody DavisThe Poets Speak Loud open mic series continues at McGeary’s in downtown Albany on Monday, April 30, with featured reader Melody Davis.

Melody Davis, a writer and art historian, is the author of three poetry collections, most recently,  a special edition artists’ book, One Ground Beetle, with Harold Lohner (2017); and Holding the Curve (2013) from Broadstone Books.  Her work in the history of photography has been published widely.  In 2015, she published Women’s Views:  The Narrative Stereograph in Nineteenth-Century America with the University Press of New Hampshire (

Davis has held fellowships from the National Endowment for the Arts, The Henry Luce Foundation, the Pennsylvania Council of the Arts, MetroArts (PA), and she was a finalist in the National Poetry Series.  She holds a Ph.D. from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York and is an Associate Professor of Art History at the Sage College of Albany.

Poets Speak Loud is Albany Poets’ long-running monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet hosted by local poet Mary Panza at McGeary’s Irish Pub in downtown Albany on the last Monday of each and every month.

Sign-up for the open mic is 7:00 pm, open mc begins at 8 pm.

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