Albany Poets Week in Review

We are right in the middle of a very busy couple of weeks for poetry in upstate NY. This past Tuesday we had Nitty Gritty Slam #3 at Valentines. This time around Rain Dan took first place with the returning Victorio Reyes coming in second and Shannon Shoemaker taking third place. We have set up a results page so you can easily track all of the slam scores in the series. We are back at Valentines on the 18th for NGS #4.

This week we are kicking things off on Monday at Professor Javas for the monthly Wide Open Mic hosted by Keith Spencer. Signup starts at 7:15, the open mic for poetry, music, and comedy starts at 8:00. And while you are there, be sure to try one of their fantastic coffee and tea drinks.

Here are a couple of the other stories that we posted on the site this week:

UGT and Albany Poets Together for MoHu Fest Event
Urban Guerilla Theatre and Albany Poets are combining forces to bring poetry and spoken word to the MoHu Fest on Friday, October 14 at The Linda…

Woodstock Poetry Society Presents Jean Valentine and Tim Seibles
Phillip Levine sent along the following announcement for a special poetry event taking place at the Colony Cafe in Woodstock on October 22 featuring Jean Valentines and Tim Seibles…

New Poetry – Cheryl A. Rice
Cheryl has been active in the upstate poetry community for many years. She has hosted open mics, readings, and workshops in her neck of the woods in the Hudson Valley…

Therese Broderick Featured Poet at Writers Open Mic Night
Alan Casline sent along the following information regarding an open mic night in Slingerlands at the Pine Hollow Arboretum on October 14 with featured poet Therese Broderick…

Edgar Allan Poe Tribute Event at the UAG on Halloween
Mark your calendars, it’s that time of year again. R.M. Engelhardt’s long-running, “annual” Edgar Allan Poe tribute event is happening this year at the UAG Gallery as part of the Saint Poem Reading Series on Oct 31 …

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