R.M. Engelhardt has published several books over the last two decades including The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt, VERSUS and others. A poet & writer, Engelhardt through his ideas and visions has helped to create a large amount of the Upstate, Albany, NY spoken word~poetry scene and is the former host of the long running “SCHOOL OF NIGHT” an Open Forum-Mic For All Poets. His work has also been published by many journals on the net & in print including Retort, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Fashion For Collapse, 2nd Avenue, The Angry Poet, Danse Macabre, Full of Crow, The Outlaw Poetry Network & many others.
The Hudson Valley Writers Guild supports the efforts of writers in all genres by sponsoring readings, workshops, and contests and providing a number of valuable resources for the entire literary community.