You can tell when National Poetry Month rolls around each year; the media takes the opportunity to highlight the art in the papers and on radio and television. This week is no different with two appearances for local poetry.
On Wednesday, April 15, Thom Francis and Mary Panza will be on Channel 13 (WNYT) as part of their Midday News beginning at 11:00am. Thom and Mary will be talking about the upcoming Albany Word Fest and read a poem or two.
Then on Friday, April 17, Joan Murray will be on the Roundtable program on WAMC (90.3FM / 1400AM) at 11:10am. On the program Joan will be talking about a new anthology that she edited, The Pushcart Book of Poetry: the Best Poems from 30 Years of the Pushcart Prize, and her upcoming presentation of poems from that volume at The Arts Center in Troy.
Be sure to check out these programs showcasing the poetry and spoken word that lives in upstate New York.