Mary Panza

Mary Panza has been a mainstay on the Albany Poetry scene since 1988. She has been witness to countless open mics, naked poets, fires, drunks, chapbooks, career changes, organizations (both coming and going), festivals and great poetry and spoken word. She hosted Poets Speak Loud, the long-running monthly open mic at McGeary’s in Albany. She is Vice President of Albany Poets and an editor for Up The River.