The School of Night Poetry Open Mic is Back in Session

Apr 04, 2013 by Thom Francis | School of Night On Tuesday we told you about the upcoming Frequency North reading on April 11 and how Thursday nights are very busy in the poetry world here in Albany. Well, there is even more going on next Thursday evening as R.M. Engelhardt is resurrecting the School of Night poetry open mic … More The School of Night Poetry Open Mic is Back in Session

Poetry Slams Do Nothing To Help The Art Form Survive

Poetry is dying. Actually, it’s pretty dead already for all intents and purposes and the rise of performance poetry slams is doing nothing to help matters. I know, I used to be a performance poet. The first poetry slam competition was held in Chicago in 1984. Named after a brutal wrestling move, the slam saw … More Poetry Slams Do Nothing To Help The Art Form Survive