Upcoming Events : The Troy Poetry Mission Returns On September 26th !
THE TROY POETRY MISSION, TROY NY
THE MISSION RETURNS!
An Open Mic For Poets Poetry & The Spoken Word
Last Wednesday Evening Of Each Month At
ELIXIR 16 Beer Bottle Emporium * Taproom *Curiosity Shop
45 2nd Street
Troy, New York 12180
The Troy Poetry Mission Open Mic For Poets, Poetry & The Spoken Word
comes back home on Wednesday, September 26th with featured poet Alan Catlin
to our new venue Elixir 16 at 45 Second Street in Troy, NY !
Hosted by R.M. Engelhardt & James Duncan.
Sign up at 7:30pm*Start Time 8pm.
$3.00 Donation Requested.
ABOUT SEPTEMBER'S FEATURED POET :
Alan Catlin has been publishing since the 70's when things were simpler
and on paper. He is so old he even took part in the mimeo revolution.
Remember that? I didn't think so.
His latest chapbooks include the 2017 Slipstream Chapbook contest winner,
Blue Velvet and an evil twin sister, Hollyweird from Night Ballet Press.
ALBANY POETS PRESENTS
Poet and writer R.M. Engelhardt will be the featured reader 2017 Albany Word Fest edition of the Albany Poets Presents reading series at Restaurant Navona (89 New Scotland Avenue, Albany) on Wednesday, April 19, 2017.
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.
“For the Word Fest edition of Albany Poets Presents, it makes perfect sense to invite the founder of Albany Poets and the guy who organized the first three events.”, host Thom Francis says. “It will be great to hear Rob’s work and then take the time to talk about the history of the Word Fest, what made him want to start the annual event, and what the event’s impact is on the area.
R.M. Engelhardt is a veteran poet and writer whose work over the years has appeared in many journals and magazines including Rusty Truck, Thunder Sandwich, The Boston Literary Review, The New York Times, Full of Crow, Dry Land Lit, The Outlaw Poetry Network, Telepoem and in many others. He is one of the original co-founders of Albany Poets and is currently the host of the Troy Poetry Mission, a monthly open mic for poets held in Troy, NY.
"I am a distinguished outcast in American letters — a renegade and recalcitrant, hated and feared by all cliques and snoring phantom celebrities, from ultra-radical to ultra-conservative — an isolated wanderer in the realm of intellect and lithely fantastic emotion, hemmed in by gnawing hostilities and blandly simulating venoms . . ."