Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic with Greg Gross

Edie Abrams

The Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic season is coming to an end on Sunday, June 23, but don’t worry, they will be back in a couple months with another lineup of great featured poets. Before going on their summer break hosts Dennis SullivanMike Burke, and Edie Abrams are welcoming poet and College of Saint Rose professor Greg Gross to the Old Songs Community Center in Voorheesville.

Over the last four years Professor Gross has been all over the map — literally and figuratively — in his scholarly pursuits. In 2010 he visited Bali, Indonesia, for the second time to study Southeast Asian masks in theatre & dance; in 2013, he travels to Athens, Greece, to deliver a paper on multiculturalism; and in the same year he sets out for Voorheesville, NY, to read some of his original poems. Although the humanities have always informed and flavored his work in the social sciences, recently he has used the social sciences to inform and flavor his work within the humanities. In 2011 he joined the Advisory Board of the Southern Humanities Council, which holds a national conference each winter in the deep South (Savannah in 2013). So his writing, too, runs all over the map, from how to write in a postmodern style (“Hearing in Tongues”) to postmodern critiques of culture and Social Work itself (“The Vanishing Vet” & “The Fatigue of Social Work…”).

Here is the announcement from the great hosts themselves with some more detail on the day’s events.

Dear Poe-ettes in the Capital Region,

Sunday JUNE 23rd is our finale!!!! And the last is no way least!!!!

Greg Gross from the Adirondacks will feature at SUNDAY FOUR, at Old Songs in Voorheesville, 3 pm, in case you forgot where.

Greg has written for years and has been published in a wide variety of venues.  Very much worth the effort.

Afterwards repair with us for food and good cheer at the POETS’ CORNER at Smith’s Tavern. The Poet of the Month is our own Edie Abrams.

Yours in duende,

Sunday Four hosts:
Dennis Sullivan, Mike Burke, and Edie Abrams

Always a wonderful reading with great poets and friends. This is definitely one of the gems in the area and worth the short drive outside of Albany.