Live From The Living Room featuring Alan Casline

Alan Casline at the 2012 Albany Word Fest

Local poet, editor, and publisher Alan Casline recently received the 2012 Arthur Dare Willis Award at the Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic and next week he will be the featured poet at Don Levy‘s “Live From The Living Room” open mic at the Pride Center on Hudson Avenue on Wednesday, March 13.

Alan Casline has been a poet, editor, and a small press publisher for 40 years. He has published a number of collections of poetry, and has broad interests including watershed wisdom, folklife, natural history, sustainability and local poetry. He is the editor of Normanskill, a watershed anthology from the Normanskill watershed in New York State, and is the editor of Rootdrinker, a long standing magazine of watershed poetics, art and nonfiction. As Director of Rootdrinker Institute, his efforts include open mics and special gatherings for poets, producing the RD Newsletter and using Benevolent Bird Press to publish the work of fellow writers and artists. He is co-founder and on-going chronicler of The Cloudburst Council, an annual poetics gathering held in the Finger Lakes watershed. He has planted thousands of trees on land he regularly visits in St. Lawrence County, New York. He lives with his wife, Jennifer Pearce, in a suburban neighborhood outside of Albany, New York.

“Live From The Living Room”, hosted by Don Levy, takes place on the second Wednesday of each month at The Pride Center (332 Hudson Ave., Albany). Poetry open mic sign-up starts at 7:00pm. There is a $2.00 suggested donation. As always, this event is straight-friendly.