Prayers from Dunwich by James H Duncan

Lonesome October Lit

Father, I’ve prayed
the noisome breathing
coming down the chimney
to stop, please stop,
I’ve prayed in your name
and mine

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Four Poets One Night Hudson River Coffeehouse Comes To The Troy Poetry Mission

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FOUR POETS-ONE NIGHT 10-25-17
THE TROY POETRY MISSION PRESENTS THE HUDSON RIVER COFFEE HOUSE

• With An Open Mic •

FEATURING:

D.Colin
Avery Stempel
Shannon Shoemaker
Roberta Gould

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Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt, James H Duncan, Harvey Havel & Brian Dorn
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Bios:

D. Colin has been writing and performing poetry for over ten years in major cities around the country and internationally. She is the author of Dreaming in Kreyol, a collection of poems that embraces Haitian culture. She is now completing a second collection of poems and currently hosts Poetic Vibe, a weekly poetry open mic at Troy Kitchen every Monday night.

Avery Stempel is a psycho-spiritual philosopher poet from upstate New York who has been turning everyday experience, cosmic insight, and philosophic questioning into lyrical portraits and sharing them with whoever will listen.

Shannon Shoemaker has been knocking around the local poetry scene for roughly nineteen years. She has been featured at several area open mics and has been published in Up The River and Are You Like Writing Lyrics. She lives alone with her horses and dogs and is currently working on writing short stories.

Roberta Gould’s eleventh book, out last year, To The Dogs, was reviewed favorably in Compulsive Reader, Home Planet News, etc… Other books include: Not By blood Alone, (Editors Lince), Pacing the Wind, Shivistan Press, Louder Than Seeds, Foothills. Her work has appeared in several hundred poetry magazines, she lives in the Hudson Valley and her website is robertagould.net

*$3.00 Dollar Donation Requested
All proceeds go to the featured poets.

Where?

O’Brien’s Public House
43 3rd St, Troy, New York 12180

7:30 Sign up * 8pm Start

This is Poetry. Step up to The Mic.

What We Once Had

On Life, on Poetry …

TALON

Alchemy .jpgWhat we once had was poetry. Visions and star dust. Translucent. Death to the machine, the grind the walk that we must walk. The everyday pantomime of social media and daily life. I am bored. Asleep in the 21st century.  I want monoliths, transcendence and truth. Moments of humanity that don’t come with a price tag or a sale, a selfie or a headline.
What we once had was poetry. Visions and star dust lost behind the veil of pretty pictures and smiles. Goodnight sweet prince goodnight.

#Talon. #RMEngelhardt. #poetry

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ALBANY POETS AT THE MISSION 9.27.17

COME & CELEBRATE OUR 1st ANNIVERSARY WITH US !!!

WEDNESDAY SEPTEMBER 27TH

THE TROY POETRY MISSION PRESENTS ALBANY POETS

Mary Panza
Thom Francis
Don Levy

At O’Brien’s Public House With
Our Monthly Open Mic For Poets & the spoken Word

7:30pm Sign Up
8pm Start

STEP UP TO THE MIC:

POET BIOS:

 

THOM FRANCIS
The President of Albany Poets

Since Thom has been involved in the Albany area poety scene he has been featured at such open mics and events as The School of Night (Valentines), Vox (Albany Center Galleries), Web of Consciousness (C@fe Web), Live from the Living Room (Capital District Gay and Lesbian Community Center), Open Spoken (Colony Cafe, Woodstock), Kill Your TV, Feed Your Ears (Lark Street Bookshop), Third Thursday Poetry Open Mic (Lark Street Bookshop), Poets in the Park (Washington Park), the Albany Word Fest 2001, 2002 (Thacher Park), 2003 (Valentines), 2006 (UAG Gallery), and 2007 (Tess’ Lark Tavern), and LARKfest 2006.

 

 

MARY PANZA

Mary Panza has been a part of the area poetry scene since her first open mic in 1988. She has hosted many open mics and for the last 12 years has been the host of POETS SPEAKS LOUD the last Monday of each month at McGeary’s Irish Pub in Albany, NY. She had her heyday as far as being published in the l990’s when zines were all the rage. In 2004 she became Vice President of Albany Poets. She was poetry editor of the short lived Capital Region Chronogram and is currently an editor for Up the River, Albany Poets annual literary publication.
She now spends her time being frumpy, middle aged, a mother, a big mouth and a blogger. Her blog HOUSEWIFE TUESDAY can be found at http://www.albanypoets.com

 

DON LEVY

Don Levy has been an active member of the Albany poetry scene since 1989, when he first read at the open mic at The QE2. He has hosted a number of poetry readings in Albany over the years, including The Albany Art Gallery and The Pride Center of the Capital District. He was one of the editors of Open Mic: The Albany Anthology. He currently writes a book blog for Albany Poets website called The Next Chapter.

 

THE TROY POETRY MISSION
TROY NY’S MONTHLY OPEN MIC
FOR POETS, POETRY & THE SPOKEN WORD

See You There!

 

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

*All Donations Go To The Poets*

 

Meghan Marohn : Featured Poet At Troy Poetry Mission On August 30th

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Come on out to O’Brien’s Public House on Wednesday, August 30th . 43 3rd Street (The Trojan Hotel) to hear Meghan’s work and of course to be a part of our Poetry Open Mic. Sign up at 7:30pm/8pm Start.

Hosted by Talon(R.M. Engelhardt) & James H Duncan.

See You There!

Talon (R.M. Engelhardt) At Inquiring Minds Bookstore August 26th – Featured Poet

Talon websitePOETRY NIGHT (and Prose) @ Inquiring Minds Bookstore
Saturday, August 26, 2017 at 6:30 PM
Inquiring Minds Bookstore
68 Partition St.,
Saugerties, NY

Currently Hosted by Brian Dorn

 

FEATURING:

R.m. Engelhardt is a veteran poet-writer whose work over the last 20 some years has been published in such journals and magazines as Thunder Sandwich, Poetic Diversity, Rusty Truck, Dry Land Lit, Red Fez, Full of Crow, Writers’ Resist and in many others. He currently lives in Upstate New York.

Poetry (and Prose) open mic (5 minute limit) signup begins at 6:15 pm.

*Poetry Night at Inquiring Minds Bookstore (Saugerties, NY) takes place on the last Saturday of each month.

Admission is free. Beverages and books are available for purchase.

This is my first featured reading in several years. I’ve  been  (as most of us are) busy with life and all of it’s  concerns and events.  But I’ve been writing,  and published a  book called ” The Bones of Our Existence ”   which I will be reading selections from as well as some older & newer pieces.

The  reason that I’ll  be reading these poems is because of how they tie into recent  American and international events.

Not to mention, they’re from the future.

http://www.thepoemremains.com

Hope to see old friends and new friends alike

~ Talon (R.M.)

Ian Curtis: The Lost Lyrics…Poems By

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

TALON

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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Poetry Whiskey & Words Night.

Stop in at O’Brien’s and have a drink, read a poem and share your work.
Wednesday, July 26th
~ 7:30pm Sign Up* 8pm Start ~
Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt
& James H. Duncan
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