Yes, it was the last poetry reading in August in Albany, but also the 1st in the new season for this series, at the Social Justice Center in Albany (NY), for a packed (& sweaty) house, with the hosting duties shared by Matthew Klane & James Belflower.
The series is back for the school semester on various Fridays. You can Friend them on FaceBook to get their invites & find out what's going on. Contributions for the Social Justice Center are encouraged. The house tonight was packed but there were only a few faces I've seen at other poetry reading venues. If these "fans" of poetry lived in, say, Syracuse or Binghamton, they wouldn't find nearly as many poetry readings there as here. This is a great place to be a poet, if you get away from your comfort zone of grad-school colleagues or workshop buddies. See you out & about.