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D Colin at The Troy Poetry Mission 11.30.16

THE TROY POETRY MISSION
LAST WEDNESDAY EVENING OF EACH MONTH
AT O’BRIEN’s PUBLIC HOUSE
43 3RD STREET. TROY, NY

ON WEDNESDAY :

NOVEMBER 30, 2016
WITH FEATURED POET
D. COLIN

~ ALL WRITERS & POETS WELCOME
. *Poetry Open Mic*

SIGN UP 7:30 PM ~ START TIME 8 PM
HOSTED BY POET R.M. ENGELHARDT

http://www.troypoetrymission.com

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ABOUT OUR NOVEMBER FEATURED POET:

D. COLIN

Originally from CT, D. Colin is a poet, educator and activist living in Troy, NY. She holds BA in English from Southern Connecticut State University and an MA in Africana Studies from UAlbany. She has competed at the National Poetry Slam as part of the Nitty Gritty Slam Team representing the Capital District. In March, she competed at the Women of the World Poetry Slam. She has also featured in a variety of venues including the Nuyorican Poet’s Cafe in NYC and venues in Philadelphia, Baltimore and London among other places. She released her first collection of poems entitled Dreaming in Kreyol in 2015. She currently hosts Poetic Vibe, a weekly poetry open mic that takes place every Monday night at Troy Kitchen.

Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of October 2, 2016 — Albany Poets

What a great week of poetry and spoken word readings, open mics, and slams in the area. Here’s a look at what is coming up starting on Monday night. Monday, October 3 7:00pm – Poetic Vibe Troy Kitchen, 77 Congress Street, Troy, NY Poetic Vibe is a weekly Poetry Open Mic with featured local and regional…

via Upcoming Poetry Events – Week of October 2, 2016 — Albany Poets

Jason Martin October 26th At The Troy Poetry Mission

Jason Martin October 26th At The Troy Poetry Mission


On Wednesday October 26th The Troy Poetry Mission Returns To O’Brien’s Public House In Troy, NY To Read & Perform Poetry At Our Monthly Open Mic. Come Out And Hear Our 1st Featured Poet None Other Than Poet & Musician JASON MARTIN Himself With An Open Mic As Well!

THE RAVEN KING: HALLOWEEN POETRY EDITION !!!

*ALL HALLOWS EVE THEME IN EFFECT
DRESS IN COSTUME * READ POETRY
A CELEBRATION OF THE WORKS OF EDGAR ALLAN POE
THE TROY POETRY MISSION
HOSTED BY R.M. ENGELHARDT
OCTOBER 26TH 2016

7:30pm Sign Up
8pm Start
$3.00 Suggested Donation

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http://www.thetroypoetrymission.com
http://www.rmengelhardt.com

SEE YOU THERE !

 

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ABOUT JASON MARTIN :

Jason Martin is a performance artist and musician. His current works include a series of performances, videos, and photographs called Power Animal System: Species and gender-queer beings from space or another dimension or something. They are present in this world with help from people like Jason and his associates. Help them help us. As a musician with an extensive discography and touring history, Jason makes pop music and experimental sound works in space and time. Jason has worked in community media and Public Access television over the years as both a creator and teacher. He got his MFA at New York University in 2010

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>IN THIS PLACE OF LIGHT & SOUND : An Ode To The Readings At The QE2

Before there was poetry there were poets …

The Troy Poetry Mission Troy NY

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Photo By Poet & Activist Dan Wilcox

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IN THIS PLACE OF SOUND
AND LIGHT

“This is my religion, this is my church
And nothing else matters”

Words.

They are the ghosts of poets
Which rain down upon the future
But that live within the past,

The signs which say “We Lived”

Go back to the beginning
Go back to that place,

Where the voices of
Memories take the stage.

I see Tom walking in
With the sign up sheet,

And over there
Pat Covert waiting,
Smoke in his mouth
Making some wise-cracking
Remark to some frightened kid,

Reading…for the first time.

And in front
Dan is taking pictures
And passing out fliers
Still talking about “Peace”

And now there’s Mary, Tess,
Don & Steve. Making fun of some
Guy in a polyester suit &
With a long Whitman beard

“Hippie”

But we’re all still here
And all for…

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