Bob Sharkey

Bob Sharkey has been a part of the Albany poetry community for over a decade now. In that time he has been a featured poet at many of the open mics and events in the area and has had his poetry published in a number of journals, websites, and magazines.

Bob Sharkey started on the open mic scene over ten years ago and reads out often locally. He has been a featured reader at many venues (most of which have closed)  including Lemilly’s Art Gallery,  Changing Spaces Gallery, Caffe Lena, The Pride Center, Poets in the Park, The Night Sky Café, The Howland Arts Center, Billy Jack’s, and The New Age Cabaret.   His poetry has appeared in many publications including Pudding, Quercus Review, Blue Collar Review, Plainsongs, Off the Coast and Main Street Rag.   Bob’s chapbook, The Yellow Fairy, is out and Politics and Earthquakes and the End of the World is seeking a publisher.

We are very happy to have Bob featured on the Albany Poets website and we just posted three new poems of his; O, Going Up, Since the City Arms Hotel