Albany Poets, now in its tenth year, is a local organization whose goal is to promote the poets and poetry of Upstate New York. Albany Poets hosts open mics, poetry readings, slams, music and spoken word events, and the annual Albany Word Fest to increase participation, attendance, and awareness in the local arts community. Albany Poets’ website, www.albanypoets.com, is the most comprehensive resource in Northeast for news and events listings for poetry and spoken word. New additions to the website include the Albany Poets TV featuring videos and live streaming of poetry and spoken word events and the acclaimed Albany Poets Podcast, which brings the open mics and poetry readings to you.
Albany Poets mission is to give everyone the platform to share their poetry with the world. Whether it is on stage, online, or in print, Albany Poets strives to integrate poetry and spoken word into the Capital Region.