Poets Speak Loud - Poets Help Now POETS HELP NOW!  A BENEFIT FOR TESS AND THE STAFF OF TESS’ LARK TAVERN!

For over five years Tess’ Lark Tavern has been the home of Poets Speak Loud.  What started out in January 2005 as a monthly open mic for poetry has become much more than that, it has become a family.   Through the support and generosity of Tess and the welcoming, warm hearted nature of her staff, the Lark Tavern has become a home not just to poets on the last Monday of the month, but the entire community. 

Over the years, the Poets Speak Loud open mic has featured local poets such as Emily Gonzalez, The Poet Essence, Cheryl A. Rice, Michael Eck, Mother Judge, Rich Tomasulo, Alan Catlin, A.C. Everson, Jil Hanifan, Nicole Peyrafitte, R.M. Engelhardt, Dain Brammage, Amanda Rose, Josh McIntyre, Philip Levine, Rachael Zitomer, Pierre Joris, Will Nixon, Don Levy, Robert Milby, John Weiler, Jason Crane, Carolee Sherwood, Carol Graser, and many, many more.   This time we are featuring the Lark Tavern!

Now is your chance to give back and be a part of the rebuilding of Tess’ Lark Tavern.  On Monday, May 24, at Valentines (upstairs) POETS HELP NOW. 

This is an Open Mic Event.  Come on out, share your words, thoughts and experiences for Tess and her Staff!

Sign-up starts at 7:00pm.  We will begin the open mic at 8:00pm. Get there early as we are expecting a big crowd!

$5 Donation at the door and ALL proceeds are going to Tess and the staff of Tess’ Lark Tavern to use for the rebirth of the Tavern.

This event is lovingly brought to you by Albany Poets.