Saratoga’s monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word is tomorrow night (December 6) at the historic Caffe Lena (47 Phila St, Saratoga Springs) with featured poets Robert Milby and Beatriz Loyola (with Skidmore students reading work by Hispanic poets and their translations). This open mic is hosted by Carol Graser. Sign-up starts at 7:00PM with the reading starting at 7:30PM.  Admission for this reading is $2.00.

Robert Milby, of Florida, NY has been reading his poetry throughout the Hudson Valley, NY and beyond, since early 1995. He is the author of 4 poetry chapbooks. He has been published in Home Planet News, Hunger Magazine, Will Work for Peace, Hart, Fertile Ground, Chronogram, The Hudson Valley Literary Magazine.  He hosts poetry series at Joey’s Cafe in Washingtonville, NY.  Mudd Puddle Cafe in New Paltz, NY, Noble Coffee Roasters in Campbell Hall, NY, Morning Brew Cafe, in High Falls, NY and co-hosts a series at Muddy Cup Coffeehouse in Beacon, NY. He was the invited poet at SUNY Oneonta, in March 2003. Robert is a listed poet with Poets and Writers, Inc. His spoken word cd is entitled: Revenant Echo (Sonotrope Recordings, 2004). His first book of poetry, Ophelia’s Offspring, will be published by Foothills Publishing, in 2007.  He writes for The Delaware and Hudson Canvas. He is a freelance thinker.

For more information call Caffe Lena at 518-583-0022 or go to their website at www.caffelena.org