Poems -- & musings on the Albany (NY) poetry scene. "It's not the Truth, but it's pretty darn close."
June 5, 2010
Walt Whitman Birthday Celebration, May 31
Once again we, poets & other citizens, gathered at the Robert Burns' statue in Washington Park in Albany, NY to read "Song of Myself" on Uncle Walt's birthday. We started this tradition in 2005 & tonight's weather was warm, clear, but windy.
A big thanks to those who read: D. Alexander Holiday, Alan Casline, Joe Krausman, Lorre Smith, Sylvia Barnard, David Stasenko, Cheryl A. Rice, Tess Lecuyer, Sally Rhoades, Avery Stempel, JJ Johnson, Matt Galletta, Linda Bick, Jason Crane, Carolee Sherwood, Anthony Bernini, Bob Sharkey, Jill Wickham, Sue Cerniglia, & Kathy Sheppard (who had brought her children to listen). Most readers took more than one section. & it was dazzling!
Also, thanks to the co-sponsors, the Poetry Motel Foundation, the Hudson Valley Writers Guild & Capital Pride 2010 (a project of the Capital District Gay & Lesbian Community Center).
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.