River Poems at the Melville House in Troy

On Saturday, September 10th from noon to 3:00 p.m. the co-hosts of 2nd Sunday @ 2 open mic for poetry and prose are pleased to present an afternoon of poetry at the Hudson River called River Poems.

This reading will take place outside on the front lawn of the historic 1786 Melville House, at 2 114th Street, Troy, NY.

The following writers will be reading (list as of press time):

Joel Best, Carrie, Bridget Elder, Karen Fabiane, Nancy Klepsch, Julie Lomoe, Cheryl A. Rice, Rhonda Rosenheck, Bob Sharkey, and Dan Wilcox.

Join us for an outdoor reading with a view of the beautiful Hudson. We appreciate your $10 donation, which will help support the work of the Lansingburgh Historical Society.

Please bring a lawn chair or blanket to sit on. Rain date is the following Saturday, September 17, 2022.

For more information, please contact:  Nancy Klepsch, 518-526-1942; nsktroy@aol.com, or Dan Wilcox, 518-366-3715; dwlcx46@gmail.com


About the Poets

Joel Best is a poet living in upstate New York. His recent work has appeared in venues such as Common Ground Review, JMWW, Glassworks, and Apeiron Review.  His chapbook, “august, never” (Finishing Line Press) is forthcoming.

Carrie transplanted to the Capital District from central Appalachia seven years ago. She doesn’t write as much as she should, enjoys playing bass, and sometimes attempts to sing. Carrie resides in southeast Rensselaer County.

Bridget Elder, of Bennington, Vermont, has always loved poetry. After an exceedingly long dry spell, she is again enjoying writing and sharing poetry. She is inspired by the natural beauty of her surroundings and her comrades in writing.

A poet for 50 years, Karen Fabiane has published in small press journals and anthologies since 1975, in addition to authoring three books.  She lives in Troy & admires the Hudson River.  She is nearsighted.

Nancy Klepsch is a poet and a retired English teacher.  She co-hosts the 2nd Sunday @ 2 open mic for poetry and prose.  Her first book of poems, god must be a boogie man, is available via her website at nancyklepsch.com

Julie Lomoe received an MFA in painting from Columbia University. She exhibited in New York City and at the Woodstock Festival in 1969. Her Woodstock paintings are currently on display at the Bethel Woods Museum. She went back to school for an M.A. in art therapy from New York University, then moved upstate to work at the now defunct Hudson River Psychiatric Center. The experience inspired her to write fiction, and she has published three novels of suspense, available on Amazon. She enjoys reading her poetry at open mics. Visit her at www.creativecrone.net

Cheryl A. Rice is the author of Love’s CompassMy Minnesota Boyhood, and co-author with Guy Reed of Until the Words Came. Her poems have also appeared in such anthologies as Riverine, For Enid With Love, and A Slant of Light, as well as in The Baltimore Review, Chronogram, Home Planet News, and The Temple.

Rhonda Rosenheck is a poet who returned to writing after forty years as an educator and entrepreneur. Among other poetic endeavors, she crafts form translations of biblical and other literature, as in The Five Books of Limericks (Ben Yehuda Press, 2023) and her self-published Sin No More! A Biblical Sea Shanty. Rhonda and her beloved live on a dirt road between Albany, NY, and the Berkshire Mountains.

Bob Sharkey is a writer and poet. He is the editor of the Stephen A DiBiase International Poetry Contest and its website dibiasepoetry.com

Dan Wilcox is the host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center in Albany, N.Y., and is a member of the poetry performance group “3 Guys from Albany”.  He was named one of the 2019 Literary Legends by the Albany Public Library Foundation & he is an active member of Veterans For Peace.  You can read his Blog about the Albany poetry scene at dwlcx.blogspot.com.