image Vince Gallagher from Capital News 9 sat down recently with Mary Panza and Thom Francis to talk about the local poetry scene, poetry and spoken word on the web, and how everyone can now get involved. 

Poetry has always been one of the truest form of expression, whether spoken or written. There’s an organization that has a mission to increase awareness and activity of poetry here in the Capital Region, and today, poets can literally be heard around the world.

"Anything that has to do with spoken word, we’re trying to bring people together and we’re trying to bring people out," said Albany Poets Vice President Mary Panza.

Click here to read the article and watch the video report from Capital News 9.

And while you are on there site, you can also check out the report they did for the 2006 Albany Word Fest.  The second day of the open mic took place at Valentines and Capital News 9 was there to cover the story.

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