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Poetry Night

The first wednesday of the month

SIGN-UP 6:30 PM / READINGS 7:00 – 9:00 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.

 

June Feature: Kathleen Aguero

Kathleen Aguero’s most recent book of poetry is World Happiness Index from Tiger Bark Books. Her other poetry collections include After That, Investigations: The Mystery of the Girl Sleuth, Daughter Of, The Real Weather, and Thirsty Day. She has co-edited three volumes of multi-cultural literature for the University of Georgia Press (A Gift of Tongues, An Ear to the Ground, and Daily Fare) and is consulting poetry editor at Kenyon Review. She teaches in the Solstice low-residency M.F.A. program and in Changing Lives through Literature, an alternative sentencing program. Kathleen has received grants from the Massachusetts Council on the Arts and the Elgin Cox foundation.

July Feature: Dan Hubbs

Dan Hubbs is a librarian, an old time style banjo player, and a writer. He has performed at Caffe Lena, at Skidmore College (Solomon Northup Day), at Great Camp Sagamore, and at numerous schools and libraries and other venues in the Saratoga and Adirondack region. His book of narrative poems, Downtown Super Tells All, inspired by his years working as a Building Super in Tribeca, was published in 2021 with support of the Alfred Z Solomon Trust and the Folk Life Center at Crandall Public Library. Down Super Tells All is available at Northshire, Book House at Stuyvesant Plaza, Amazon, and Troy Book Makers.

August Feature: Katrinka Moore

Katrinka Moore started out in dance and choreography, made a brief foray into performance art, then shifted to poetry, eventually bringing visual components into her work. She is celebrating the release of her latest book, Diminuendo. Her previous books are Wayfarers, Numa, Thief, and This is Not a Story. Katrinka grew up in rural Texas and now lives in Manor Kill, NY, and New York City. www.katrinkamoore.com

September Feature: Marc Delgado

Marc Delgado is a Poet, Storyteller & Songwriter From Woodstock, NY Where he lives w his wife & daughter. Originally from Fresno, Ca.Delgado is influenced by & writes in the tradition of The great Fresno Poets. His poems are a mix Of stark biography, Recounting his days Living out of themotels up & down The San Joaquin Valley,Surreal imagery & great leaps Of imagination & connection, In which he reconciles A life of addiction & violence To his eventual recovery & his life now As a writer, performer, father & husband. His new book The Black Socks: A Book of Stories & Poems & other stuff that may or may not Have actually happened…Comes out later this year.