Upcoming Events in October

There are a couple of special poetry and spoken word events coming up in October.

Tuesday, October 10 at 8:00PM
Wize Words

WAMC Performing Arts Center, Central Ave., Albany
WAMC sponsors an evening of spoken word/ poetry slam that will challenge every conventional rule of poetry. Come support local wordsmiths at the Linda.

Wednesday, October 11 at 7:30PM
An Evening with Jerome Rothenberg
UAG Gallery, 247 Lark Street, Albany
Albany Poets and Ta’wil Productions are proud to present this one-night-only reading from world renowned poet Jerome Rothenberg. 

According to Wikipedia:
“Rothenberg was born in New York City and attended the City College of New York, graduating in 1952. In 1953, he got a Master’s Degree in Literature from the University of Michigan. Rothenberg served in the U.S. Army in Mainz, Germany from 1953 to 1955, after which he did further graduate study at Columbia University, finishing in 1959.

In the late 1950s, he published translations of German poets, including the first English appearances of poems by Paul Celan and Günter Grass. He also founded Hawk’s Well Press and the magazine Poems from the Floating World, publishing work by a number of the most important American avant-garde poets of the day and his own first book, White Sun Black Sun 1960. He published eight more collections between during the 1960s. ”

Friday, October 13 at 7:00PM
“The Last Cigarette” Perfomance Party and Book Release From R.M. Engelhardt
UAG Gallery, 247 Lark Street, Albany
Local poet and writer R.M. Engelhardt will be signing his new book, “The Last Cigarette” as well as reading poems from the book with Dr. Sax (Bruce Richardson and James Washburn) and John Weiler on guitar.