Bless was the featured poet for the July edition of Poets Speak Loud. He performed a couple of his pieces and then handed the mic to a new poet to the area, Ben Golden. Before and after there was an open mic with local poets Dan Wilcox, Dain Brammage, Todd Fabozzi, Tess Lecuyer, Jessica Fisher-Smith, Avery, Sally Rhoades, and Nadi Morsch.[audio:https://albanypoets.com/audio/sounds/PSLJuly2011.mp3|animation=yes]
Dan Wilcox has rundown of the evenings events on his blog.