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Poetry Night

EVERY 1st WEDNESDAY

Discussion Group & Open Mic

Poetry Night is sponsored by Youth Harbor, a new Saratoga-based non-profit organization that provides space for tweens and teens with mental and emotional challenges to support one another in living creative, healthy lives.

POETRY DISCUSSION GROUP

6 PM TO 7 PM

SPONSORED BY SARATOGA SPRINGS PUBLIC LIBRARY
ALL AGES WELCOME / FREE

Warm up for Open Mic and get to know some fellow poetry lovers as Mary Ann Rockwell of Saratoga Springs Public Library leads a conversation about the work of a particular poet. No advance preparation needed. Poems will be provided. SSPL will also display books from their poetry collection in Lena’s lobby and library card holders will be able to check them out on site.

Winter, ice, FROST, evergreens covered with snow, walks in the woods, “Who’s woods these are….” It’s time to revisit Robert Frost’s Greatest Hits! And a couple of his  less anthologized poems. December Discussion Poems

POETRY OPEN MIC

SIGN-UP 7 PM / READINGS 7:30 – 9:30 PM

ADULTS $5 / STUDENTS FREE

HOSTED BY CAROL GRASER

Two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether.

A featured poet(s) reads for 20 minutes. Featured poets are booked by host Carol Graser. Generally, our features are established, published poets and/or have made significant public contributions to the regional poetry scene.

Featured Poet

December: Liv McKee & Stuart Bartow

Liv McKee is a performing artist living in Troy, New York. Specializing in both dance and poetry, she has been commissioned to choreograph, create, and teach in many settings. Liv was a 2018 National Poetry Slam Team Piece Finalist, and has represented Albany at both the Individual World and the Women of the World Poetry Slams. She was a semifinalist in this year’s Button Poetry Chapbook Contest, and a finalist in both the 2017 and 2018 DiBiase Poetry Contests. Her work is published or forthcoming in Winter Tangerine, A Whore’s Manifesto, Write About Now!, and her two self-released chapbooks honey at the corners of her mouths and BULB.  

Stuart Bartow teaches writing and literature at SUNY (State University of New York) Adirondack. His latest books of poetry, Einstein’s Lawn (co-winner of the Adirondack Center for Writing Poetry Award) and Green Midnight, are published by Dos Madres Press. He is also author of Teaching Trout to Talk: the Zen of Small Stream Fly Fishing, a book of lyric essays (winner of the ACW non-fiction award), and his first collection of haiku, Quaking Marsh, is published by Red Moon Press. He is chair of the Battenkill Conservancy, an environmental group working along the Vermont—New York border.