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



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.

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.


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.

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