A very busy week of poetry this week in the Capital Region. We have Poets Speak Loud tonight at McGeary’s, Albany Poets Presents tomorrow night at Valentines, and on Wednesday on of the best and longest running open mics in the area returns with featured poet Elaine Handley.

Here is the information from host Carol Graser:

image The first Wednesday of every month Caffè Lena presents:

Caffè Lena Poetry Open Mic
Wednesday, March 2
7pm sign up, 7:30 readings start
Featured Poet: Elaine Handley
$3
Hosted by Carol Graser
Caffe Lena, 47 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, 518-583-0022

Elaine Handley is Professor of Writing and Literature at SUNY Empire State College. She has published poetry and fiction in a variety of magazines and anthologies, and has won the Adirondack Center for Writing Best Book of Poetry Award, with writing partners Marilyn McCabe and Mary Sanders Shartle, in 2005 and 2006; they have recently released Winterberry, Pine: Three Poets on Adirondack Winters. Their new book of poetry, Tear of the Clouds, will be released by Ra Press this spring.

Handley’s most recent chapbook of poetry is Letters to My Migraine and she is completing a novel, Deep River, about the Underground Railroad in Upstate New York.