Upcoming Weekend Poetry and Spoken Word Events

Jawbone Returns to Red Square on February 2

The next Jawbone reading will take place this Friday, February 2 at 7:00PM at Red Square, 388 Broadway in downtown Albany. The featured readers will be Aidan Thompson and Eric Keenaghan.

Elaine Krautman to Read at Poetry on the Loose

Elaine Krautman will read her original work at the next Poetry on the Loose event.  The program will begin at  8:00PM. on Saturday, February 3 at the Unitarian Universalist Church,  6 Orchard Street (at Main) in Middletown.  Her presentation will be followed by an open reading during which anyone may participate.    

The author comments on her practice of writing and reading: “Composing poetry absorbs and pleases me.  I was taught as a child that it was my task to become a citizen in the world of print.  I like to read my poems to people because this seems their true purpose.  Reading to you, I become absorbed again, as I was when I wrote the poem, only now we create something together.”

The Poetry on the Loose Reading/Performance series is supported this year with funding from Orange Arts/Orange County Tourism and the County of Orange.

For further information, contact: William Seaton, Poetry on the Loose, Inc., 15 Spring Street, Goshen NY  10924. Or you can email William at seaton@frontiernet.net

Peter Kane Dufault to Speak His Poetry on Sunday, February 4

Peter Kane Dufault will speak his poetry on Sunday, February 4 at 3:00PM in the Claverack (Columbia Country) library http://claverack.lib.ny.us/, junction of 9H and 23B.  Peter, who has been writing all his long life, has been widely published in major poetry venues and in the New Yorker when they were publishing great poetry.  His two books of poetry are lyrical, often about the natural world, with a turn or surprise, and which for me share the luster of streams, skies, and minerals.  He can quote much of his poetry from memory and prefers to do that.  Also he has written poems addressing our current political predicament that beg for a wider audience.

For more information on Dufault, go to this website at http://www.webjogger.net/poetrydufault/

10th Annual Poetry Slam at RPI on Saturday, February 10

La Unidad Latina, Lambda Upsilon Lambda Fraternity, Incorporated’s 10th Annual Poetry Slam and Open Mic will take place at the Biomedical Auditorium, on the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute campus in Troy on Saturday February 10, 2007 starting at 6:00pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

To perform or for more information contact Josh Clarke at (516) 582-9732