Poetry on the Patio – Local Poet Marathon
April is National Poetry Month and we think the best homage we can offer is to bring together a string of the Capital Region’s top local poets to share their original work in a mini-marathon. Drop by to catch your favorite or just to see them in action at a time that’s convenient. Some of their books are currently available for sale at The Schenectady Trading Company and others will be bringing books with them.
Participating poets include Matthew Burns, Miki Conn, Suzanne Rancourt, William Pattee, Sarah Giragosian, Freya Gibbon, Jonathan Dubow, and Alan Catlin. Additionally, the owner of The Schenectady Trading Company, Caroline Bardwell, will be participating in the event by sharing her own original poetry alongside her fellow poets! Even if you don’t live locally, you can access some of these books on the store’s website.
The Street Performance Series is intended to provide pedestrian entertainment for shoppers and nearby residents, diners, and passersby and to spread a little joy (and community) during a tumultuous time. Please wear your mask and be mindful of the distance between yourself and others.