This was a very busy week for all of us here at Albany Poets. We had a great night at McGeary’s this past Monday for Poets Speak Loud. The open mic with featured poet Poetyc Vyzonz (and friends) was an evening full of laughs and wonderful poetry and spoken word performances. It was one of those nights that reminds you of the “good old days”. On September 26 we come back to McGeary’s for another edition of Poets Speak Loud with the Celebrity Roast of Don Levy! Be prepared, because Mary Panza, the roast master, is not going to be holding anything back.

We also launched the new AlbanyPoets.com website. We will be adding more videos, photos, and audio in the coming weeks to go along with the new look and feel of the site. Head on over and check it out and let us know what you think.

If you are currently featured on the website and would like to update your work or bio, send an email to info@albanypoets.com and let us know.

Here are a few new articles from the news section.

D. Alexander Holidays new book, “Emails From Satan’s Daughter”
Local poet / writer D. Alexander Holiday has a new book available entitled, Emails From Satan’s Daughter, which you can order now.

Frequency North Reading Series 2011-2012
As the new school year begins, we know that it also means that the new season of the Frequency North Reading Series is also starting back up at The College of Saint Rose.

Banned Books Week Event
Banned Books Week is coming up (September 24 – October 1) and there are events and “read-outs” are being planned all over the country. Here is information from the NYCLU about events happening in our area.

UGT Presents S.O.U.L.
Urban Guerilla Theatre is back at The Linda (339 Central Ave., Albany) on Friday, September 16 with another great show featuring poetry, comedy, spoken word, hip-hop, R&B and so much more.

Third Thursday Poetry Night with Elizabeth Thomas
The next Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center (33 Central Ave., Albany) is on Thursday, September 15 with an open mic and featured poet Elizabeth Thomas.

Poetry Slam Returns to Albany with Nitty Gritty Slam
Poetry slam is coming back to the Capital Region. For the first time in more over 10 years, the Albany region will have its own poetry slam venue. Called the NITTY GRITTY SLAM and hosted by Dain Brammage and Mojavi.

Woodstock Poetry Society & Festival Reading with David Messineo and Dennis Wayne Bressack
The Woodstock Poetry Society returns to the Colony Cafe (22 Rock City Road, Woodstock) on Saturday, September 10 with a very special reading from David Messineo and Dennis Wayne Bressack.

Since we made changes to the website, be sure to update your News Feed subscription information to https://albanypoets.com/feed/ so you will stay up to date on what is going on in the upstate poetry community.