Poems -- & musings on the Albany (NY) poetry scene. "It's not the Truth, but it's pretty darn close."
February 27, 2010
The Fine Carnival of Hearts and Souls - Poetry Event, February 19
Another RM Engelhardt event, at the Marketplace Gallery at 40 Broadway, with an unannounced open mic, a missing feature & missing backup musician for one of the remaining 3 features (Rob himself), as well as a featured poet who hadn't written any new poems since the last time Rob featured him a couple years ago. The audience included the (remaining) featured poets, the guys who run the gallery (who read in the open mic), 2 lovely ladies who read in the open mic (& were perhaps stalking me), & me, to listen (since it was a "Listening Party" per the Facebook listing) -- oh, I forgot to mention the dog.
The Marketplace Gallery is fine space across from the Port of Albany with striking & edgy paintings & photos, worth the trip on First Friday, or any other time it is open.
Host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center in Albany NY, member of 3 Guys from Albany, & photographer who has "the world's largest collection of photos of unknown poets." Active member of Veterans for Peace. For listings of upcoming poetry events see the calendar on www.albanypoets.com.