imageThis Wednesday night Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs welcomes poet Rebecca Schmejda as the featured poet at the monthly Caffe Lena Poetry Night. Host Carol Graser sent along the following info about the event.

the first Wednesday of every month Caffè Lena presents:

Caffe Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, December 1
7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poet: Rebecca Schumejda
$3
Hosted by Carol Graser
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs
www.caffelena.org     583-0022

Rebecca Schumejda is the author of Falling Forward, a full-length collections of poems (sunnyoutside, 2009); The Map of Our Garden (verve bath, 2009); Dream Big Work Harder (sunnyoutside press 2006); The Tear Duct of the Storm (Green Bean Press, 2001); and the poem "Logic" on a postcard (sunnyoutside).

She received her MA in Poetics and Creative Writing from San Francisco State University and her BA in English and Creative Writing from SUNY New Paltz.

Her work has been, or will be, published in the following online and print journals: Brouhaha, Chronogram, Controlled Burn, Full of Crow, Home Planet News, Mannequin Envy, My Favorite Bullet, The New York Quarterly, nibble, Night Train, Outsider Writer, Rattapallax, Rusty Truck, Somerville News, Thieves Jargon, Underground Voices, Wilderness House Literary Review, Word Riot, Words Dance, Zygote in my Coffee, and many other publications.

Currently, she is working on a collection of poems exploring the pool hall subculture, inspired by her short-lived experience as a co-owner of a pool hall.

She lives in New York’s Hudson Valley with her husband and daughter. 
She teaches at an alternative high school program in Hudson, NY.

imageIf you are not in the Saratoga area on Wednesday night, you can check out the special edition of “Ghost in the Machine” at the Fuze Box. Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, R.M. Engelhardt moved the monthly open mic for poetry and more to this coming Wednesday.

Here is more information on the event from Mr. Engelhardt’s Facebook page:

***DUE TO THE THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY GHOST IN THE MACHINE WILL BE HELD ON WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 1st Same Ghost Time, Same Ghost Channel!***

GHOST IN THE MACHINE: AN OPEN FORUM FOR ALL PERFORMERS & ARTISTS

Now At The Fuzebox (The Old QE2)
GHOST IN THE MACHINE , is a new performance~experimental forum for artists, musicians, poets & playwrights as well as an place where appreciation for new & experimental work by capital region artists is fostered!

FREE EXPRESSION! NETWORKING!

So keep what matters in the Albany, NY~Upstate area going. This is a group & a true open mic for performers, artists, musicians, poets & writers who don’t necessarily consider themselves these things based on all styles,

GHOST IN THE MACHINE: Special Thanksgiving Holiday Version,
Wednesday DECEMBER 1st! AT THE FUZEBOX, 12 CENTRAL AVENUE
ALBANY,NY
8pm Signup*8:30pm StartTime
Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt With Our Housband BROKEN GLASS & CIGARETTES
*$4.00 Suggested Donation.

WELCOME TO THE NEW….