The Robert Burns Statue in Washington Park in Albany, NY

Poets in the Park featuring Winners of the Tom Nattell Peace Poetry Prize and Carol Durant

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 15 and 22; 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 15 are Winners of the Tom Nattell Peace Poetry Prize and Carol Durant.

Carol Durant is an African American author, poet, playwright, actor and recording artist with the song “Mystified.” She is the author of Cold Pressed and Just Brewed Poetry, Whole Phat and Gluten Free Poetry, How Will I Know It’s Santa and Pandemic Pads: A Journal for the Vaccinated.

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  518-482-0262.


Jul 15 2023


7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Robert Burns Statue
Washington Park, Albany, NY
Dan Wilcox


Dan Wilcox

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