Don Levy reading at the 2016 Albany Word Fest Open Mic at the UAG Gallery in Albany, NY on Friday, April 22, 2016.

Don Levy has been part of the Albany poetry scene since 1989, when he first read at the QE2 open mic. He has read at various venues and events in Albany, including The Albany Public Library, Poets in the Park, Poets Speak Loud at McGeary’s (where he was once roasted), and the Third Thursday Poetry Night at The Social Justice Center. He has hosted a number of readings over the years, the first being at The Albany Art Gallery on Jefferson Street, to his last series, a featured reader/open mic called Live From the Living Room, a straight-friendly reading held at The Pride Center of the Capital Region.

Don was one of the editors of  Open Mic: The Albany Anthology.  He published 2 chapbooks with local artist Kevin BruceHow Green Was My Big Eden, a collection of gay fantasy poems, and Super Queer Poet Saves the Day.  He currently writes a book blog called The Next Chapter right here on the Albany Poets website.