This event was an "experiment" by the Friends of the Albany Public Library, the group that sponsors, among other events, the weekly Tuesday Noon-Time Book Reviews at the Albany Public Library Main Branch. This event was held at the wonderful new Arbor Hill Branch on Henry Johnson Boulevard, in Albany, NY. Gene Damm & Wille Mae Spencer shared the hosting, with a room full of folks to listen & some to read poetry.
Gene Damm started off with 2 poems of his own, "Shoes" & "Zoo Story." As the program progressed, some poets read before & after the featured poet, Nate Leslie.
Described by Gene Damm as an "experiment" this event, in my opinion, was a fine success & I hope the Friends of the Albany Public Library will continue with more such community poetry readings in this, & maybe other, branch libraries.