Poets in the Park featuring Katrinka Moore and Jason O’Toole
Poets in the Park is celebrating over 30 years of bringing poetry in July to the Robert Burns statue in Washington Park, Albany, NY. The series was started in 1989 by the late Tom Nattell and is now run by Albany poet & photographer Dan Wilcox. This year the readings are on Saturdays July 9, 16 & 30; the readings start at 7:00 PM & are free & open to the public; donations are accepted. In case of rain, the reading will be held at the Social Justice Center, 33 Central Ave., Albany.
The readers on July 16 are Katrinka Moore and Jason O’Toole.
Katrinka Moore’s latest poetry book, Diminuendo, comes out July 2022. She is the author of Wayfarers, Numa, Thief, and the chapbook This is Not a Story, winner of the New Women’s Voices Prize in Poetry.
Jason O’Toole is a member of the North Andover (MA) Poet Laureate Committee and a founder and judge of the Anne Bradstreet Poetry Contest. He was the vocalist for the NY Hardcore Punk band Life’s Blood and continues to collaborate with musicians such as Alec. K. Redfearn and Miro Snejdr (Herr Lounge Corps). He earned his BA from Eugene Lang College and an MBA from St. Joseph’s College of Maine.
The Robert Burns statue is located near where Henry Johnson Blvd. passes through Washington Park and crosses Hudson Ave. Please bring your own chairs or blankets to sit on.
For more information about this event contact Dan Wilcox, at email@example.com 518-482-0262.