NOTE: New date – Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Albany Poets is proud to welcome Don Levy as the featured reader at the seventh edition of Albany Poets Presents on Wednesday, January 18 at Restaurant Navona, 289 New Scotland Avenue, Albany.
Albany Poets Presents puts a spin on the typical poetry event in the local literary community by highlighting one poet every two months with an interview and Q&A session following the reading.
Host Thom Francis says, “Don is one of the poets who I have seen and heard the entire time I have been around and I consider him one of the pillars of the local poetry community – hosting readings and open mics along with participating and featuring at many of the regional spoken word events. Don brings levity to the scene with is his funny and thought-provoking work.”
Don Levy has been part of the Albany poetry scene since 1989, when he first read at the QE2 open mic. He has read at various venues and events in Albany, including The Albany Public Library, Poets in the Park, Poets Speak Loud at McGeary’s (where he was once roasted), and the Third Thursday Poetry Night at The Social Justice Center. He has hosted a number of readings over the years, the first being at The Albany Art Gallery on Jefferson Street, to his last series, a featured reader/open mic called Live From the Living Room, a straight-friendly reading held at The Pride Center of the Capital Region. He was one of the editors of Open Mic: The Albany Anthology. He published 2 chapbooks with local artist Kevin Bruce: How Green Was My Big Eden, a collection of gay fantasy poems, and Super Queer Poet Saves the Day. He currently writes a book blog called The Next Chapter on the Albany Poets website. He is exhausted looking back at all he has done in his life
Albany Poets Presents will be recorded live to be distributed through the Albany Poets website and other outlets.