Marilyn McCabe

Help kick off the new season of Yes! Poetry and Performance with “poetry for your ears and eyeballs” by Marilyn McCabe and Albany impresario Dan Wilcox. They’ll also be a mini-lecture on HT microbrew by Aaron Wittman with a tasting to follow. This great night of treating all your senses takes place on Friday, January 31st at 8pm at the Albany Center Gallery.

Marilyn McCabe’s poem “On Hearing the Call to Prayer Over the Marcellus Shale on Easter Morning” was awarded A Room of Her Own Foundation’s Orlando Prize, fall 2012, and appeared in the Los Angeles Review. Her book of poetry Perpetual Motion was published by The Word Works in 2012 as the winner of the Hilary Tham Capitol Collection contest. Her work has appeared in literary magazines such as Nimrod, Valparaiso Poetry Review, and Painted Bride Quarterly, French translations and songs on Numero Cinq, and a video-poem on The Continental Review.

Dan Wilcox is the host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center in Albany, N.Y. and is a member of the poetry performance group “3 Guys from Albany”. As a photographer, he claims to have the world’s largest collection of photos of unknown poets. He has been a featured reader at all the important poetry venues in the Capital District & throughout the Hudson Valley and is an active member of Veterans for Peace. He also publishes poetry under the imprint, A.P.D. (albany’s poetic device, another pleasant day, etc). His own poems have been published in Post Traumatic Press 2007, Chronogram, Poetica and most recently in the anthology American Society: What Poets See, in other small press journals and anthologies, on the internet, as broadsides & in self-published chapbooks. His chapbook boundless abodes of Albany is available from Benevolent Bird Press of Delmar, NY.

A doctoral candidate in American Literature at SUNY Albany, Aaron Wittman has been obsessively brewing beer in garages, basements and laundry-rooms since 2007. Aaron has taught multiple classes on brewing and tasting beer, and co-founded and served as president of the Albany Brew Crafters Homebrew Club. He believes that beer is an inherently social beverage, and can play a significant role in creating and sustaining meaningful communities.

Albany Center Gallery is a community-based and community supported non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region, and building a strong, knowledgeable audience for the visual arts.

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