Albany Poets is a local organization whose goal is to promote the poets and poetry of Upstate New York. Albany Poets hosts open mics, poetry readings, slams, music, and spoken word events, and the annual Albany Word Fest to increase participation and attendance in the local arts community. Albany Poets’ website is the most comprehensive resource in Northeast for news and events listings for poetry and spoken word. Albany Poets publishes Up The River, Trailer Park Quarterly, and Offline.

Albany Poets mission is to give everyone the platform to share their poetry with the world. Whether it is at an open mic, on a website, or in print, Albany Poets strives to integrate poetry and spoken word into the Capital Region.