We have some annoucenments for poetry events and open mics that are coming up.  Be sure to check these out, there is a lot of poetry going on in the area. 

And just a reminder, in observance of Memorial Day on Monday, May 25, we will not be having the Poets Speak Loud poetry reading / open mic.  We will return on Monday, June 29 at the Lark Tavern.

Third Thursday Poetry Night, Thursday, May 21

The Poetry Motel Foundation presents Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center (33 Central Ave., Albany, NY).

Thursday, May 21.  7:00 sign up; 7:30 start.

Featured Poet: Rebecca Schumejda

Rebecca Schumejda’s newest collection of poems “Falling Forward” was published by sunnyoutside in February. Currently, she is working on a collection of poems exploring the pool hall subulture. She lives in the Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter & works as a teacher at an alternative high school.

— with open mic for community poets before & after the feature: $3.00 donation, suggested; more if you got it, less if you can’t.  Your busy host: Dan Wilcox.

Beat Poetry Night at Inquiring Minds, Sunday, May 24

BEAT POETRY NIGHT with Donald Lev, Teresa Marta Costa & Michael Platsky on Sunday, May 24 at 5 pm

Local Beat poets Teresa Marta Costa and Michael Platsky will join Donald Lev for a booksigning and reading to celebrate his recent collection, The Darkness Above. All three presenters are veteran poets who have been working in the Beat tradition for decades. Books, cds and chapbooks will be available at a discount, and refreshments will be served.

Inquiring Minds Bookstore, 6 Church Street, New Paltz, NY 12561 (845) 255-8300

Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic, Sunday, May 24

Sunday Four Poetry Open Mic (every 4th Sunday), May 24, 3PM at the Old Songs Community Arts Center, 37 S. Main Street, Voorheesville, NY

Hosts:  Dennis Sullivan, Edie Abrams, Michael Burke. 
Featured poet:  Dan Wilcox with Open Mic

For information contact: dsullivan6@nycap.rr.com

VOX, Friday, May 29

V Ω X ! @ The Fuze Box
Albany, NY’s Open Mic For Poets, Poetry and the Word
8pm signup, 8:30PM Start time.  $4.00 Donation Requested.

With this Month’s Feature: MURROW (Thom Francis and Keith Spencer)

Hosted by R.M.Engelhardt w/Bruce Richardson & James Washburn- Dr.Sax

Last Friday of every month at the FUZE BOX, 12 Central Avenue, Albany,NY.  More info at www.myspace.com/theblackdooralbany

Reading for Will Christman, Monday, June 1

Rootdrinker Presents Reading for Will Christman on Monday June 1, 2009,  8 pm at Smith’s Tavern, 112 Maple Ave., Voorheesville, N.Y.

With Poets from Near and Far : Dennis Sullivan, Therese Broderick, Michael Czarnacki, Tom Corrado, Alan Casline, John Roche, Mimi Moriarity, Susan Deer Cloud, Tim Lake, Paulette Swartzfager, Mike Burke, Walt Franklin & more

OPEN MIC FORMAT: All who want to read bring your poetry.  Reading in honor of famous local poet William Weaver Christman (1865– 1937)

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