The Poets Speak Loud open mic series continues at McGeary’s in downtown Albany on Monday, October 28, with featured reader Christopher Burton.

Christopher Ethan Burton is a 39-year-old poet from Dutchess County, NY.  Grandson of Ernest G. Napolitano, president of New York Chiropractics from 1959 until is death 1985.  He himself was a published author and member of The United Nations Association of the US. At the age of 13, Mr. Burton’s father, Brian Charles Burton, was murdered, gunned down while in his car and shot six times. The case as of today still remains unsolved.

Mr. Burton has written poetry for the last 25 years. Having battled with drug addiction, the author spent 15 years incarcerated for drug-related crimes. Over the last four years, he has been rebuilding his life, maintaining his abstinence from illegal drugs. His hopes are to help others through poetry and to awaken those who are battling similar issues like he has for most of his life.

His first book of poetry, Zuzu’s Petals, will be out this December, which he has been publicly reading from in various areas of NY these last few months.

 

About PSL

Poets Speak Loud is Albany Poets’ long-running monthly open mic for poetry and spoken word with a featured poet hosted by local poet Mary Panza at McGeary’s (4 Clinton Square) in downtown Albany on the last Monday of each and every month.

Sign-up for the open mic is 7:00 pm, we start at 8 pm.