Thom Francis

Thom Francis is the president of Albany Poets and has been organizing, promoting, and hosting open mics and poetry / spoken word events in Albany such as Nitty Gritty Slam, School of Night, Albany Poets Presents..., and the Albany Word Fest for over 13 years. As a poet and performer, Thom has been featured at many of the upstate poetry and spoken word events from Saratoga to Woodstock as well as LarkFest, Art on Lark, 1st Friday, and the Albany Word Fest.

Call For Submissions

Albany Poets is looking for Albany area poets to be featured on our website, Other:____, and future printed publications. If you are interested in having your work featured on the site along side some of the most talented poets in the Northeast, send an email to with a sample of your work and a …

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Call For Volunteers

Albany Poets is currently looking for people to assist us in various tasks in effort to promote poetry and spoken word through out the Northeast and beyond. Flyering:We are looking for people to assist us in distributing flyers all around the greater Capital Region area and the Hudson Valley to promote upcoming poetry and spoken …

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Other:____ Issue Five

The fifth issue of Albany Poets quarterly art/lit zine is now available. This issue of Other:____ is packed with poetry, photos, art, and more from poets, writers, and visual artists from all over the Northeast. Poets John Allen, Lilibet Ana, Beth Babb, Alan Catlin, Christine Cornell, Brandon Kopcienski, Nina Mauceri, Adarro Minton, Richard Morell, Lisa …

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