Ian Curtis: The Lost Lyrics…Poems By

Ian Curtis would have been 61 if he was alive today.


Ian Curtis put an end to his life the night of May 18, 1980, two days before the roadshow to the United States. The lead singer of Joy Division played “The Idiot” of Iggy Pop in his pickup and hung himself in his kitchen in Macclesfield, leaving a short note: “This moment I would want to be dead, I simply cannot take it anymore”. In these few words, the enormity of a brilliant mind came to an end. It took him maybe few seconds, to tight the rope around his neck, deciding that this world is not enough for him. It took him only few seconds to decide that he would be better off someplace else, away from human cynicism.

an Curtis’ writings condemn cynicism, the lack of ethics, the autocratic greed of the Western world, and the secret nature of insight. For Curtis’ ability to integrate anything together and…

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The Troy Poetry Mission Presents Siobahn Hotaling June 28th

On Wednesday June 28th at O’Brien’s Public House The Troy Poetry Mission Presents Siobahn Hotaling :

Siobahn Hotaling is a poet and singer/songwriter from Albany, NY. After receiving her B.A. in Creative Writing and Poetry, she turned her creativity towards music for many years, releasing 2 albums of honest, heartfelt, and vulnerable original songs and playing for audiences across the northeast.
A year ago, she returned to writing poetry, and in April 2017 had her first feature at Troy Kitchen’s Poetic Vibe. She has recently been exploring the NYC poetry scene, performing at such venues as Bowery Poetry and Nuyorican Poets Cafe, and is working on her first book of collected poems.

7:30pm Sign Up*8pm Start Time

Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt
& James H. Duncan


The Troy Poetry Mission
At O’Brien’s Public House
43 3rd Street, Troy NY

The Troy Poetry Mission Presents Adam Tedesco Wednesday-05.31.2017

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On Wednesday, May 31st 2017 The Troy Poetry Mission Returns With This Month’s May Featured Poet Adam Tedesco at O’Brien’s Public House In Troy, NY.

7:30pm Sign Up
8pm Start Time
$3.00 Donation Requested

Hosted By
R.M. Engelhardt
James H. Duncan

“This is Poetry … Step up to the Mic “

O’Brien’s Public House
43 3rd Street


About Adam:

Adam Tedesco is a founding editor of REALITY BEACH, a journal of new poetics. He conducts interviews and analyzes dreams for Drunk In a Midnight Choir. His recent work has appeared or is forthcoming in Funhouse, Fanzine, Souvenir, Powder Keg, Hobart, Plinth, and elsewhere. He is the author of several chapbooks, including HEART SUTRA (REALITY BEACH).

Welcome Poet James H. Duncan, New Co-Host of The Troy Poetry Mission



April 27, 2017

The Troy Poetry Mission at this time would like to welcome poet James Duncan as our new monthly co-host of our monthly open mic for poets and poetry at O’Brien’s Public House in Troy, NY. James  is the editor of Hobo Camp Review, a former editor with Writer’s Digest, and is the author of multiple collections of short fiction and poetry from small presses all over the country. His work has been nominated for The Pushcart Prize and the Best of the Net, and his stories often originate from his time traveling the long stretches of highway between Maine and California, Mexico and Montreal, finding moments of respite in book shops, all-night cafes, and train station platforms.

He resides in upstate New York.

For more, visit http://www.jameshduncan.com














The Troy Poetry Mission Presents James H. Duncan

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The Troy Poetry Mission returns to O’Brien’s Public House on the last Wednesday of this month April 26th with our featured poet James H Duncan.

James is the editor of Hobo Camp Review, a former editor with Writer’s Digest, and the author of Dead City Jazz, What Lies In Wait, Berlin, and other books of poetry and fiction. He is a contributing writer for The Blue Mountain Review, and his work has also appeared in American Artist magazine, Drunk Monkeys, Up The Staircase, Vox Poetica, and many others. He lives with a sleeping dog and piles of books somewhere near Troy, NY.

For more about James, visit :


Come out and join us for our open poetry & spoken word night and for National Poetry Month at O’Brien’s 43 3rd Street, Troy NY.

The Troy Poetry Mission
7:30pm sign up
8pm start

$3.00 requested donation

Hosted by R.M. Engelhardt

Step up to the mic.
This is Poetry.