Albany Poets is proud to announce Dan Wilcox as featured guest at the second edition of Albany Poets Presents at Restaurant Navona (formerly The Midtown Tap & Tea Room). Albany Poets Presents puts a spin on the typical poetry event in the local literary community by highlighting one poet every two months with an interview and Q&A session following the reading.

Host Thom Francis explains, “The first reading with Alan Catlin was a fantastic night of poetry and conversation. Learning about what makes the poet write and the stories behind the words makes for a very entertaining evening.”

Albany Poets Presents will also be recorded live to be distributed through the Albany Poets website and other outlets.

The second Albany Poets Presents reading will be on Wednesday, February 17 starting at 7:00PM featuring local poet, photographer, and peace activist Dan Wilcox at Restaurant Navona, 289 New Scotland Avenue, Albany.

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 and 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 the anthology American Society: What Poets See, as well as in other small press journals and anthologies, on the internet, as broadsides & in self-published chapbooks.  His chapbook boundless abodes of Albany published by Benevolent Bird Press of Delmar, NY is available for Kindle from Amazon.  His latest book Gloucester Notes is available from FootHills Publishing.  You can read his Blog at

Thom Francis says, “Dan was one of the first poets that I heard read when I was coming out to open mics in Albany. He has always supported all of the poetry and spoken word events, readings, workshops, and activities in the area and that has been inspiring.”