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Dan Wilcox
Poet & Peace Activist
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<i>W.O.M.P.S.</i>, September 13
Back down to Kingston to the ArtBar Gallery for the Word Of Mouth Poetry Series , hosted by Teresa Costa . There were 2 featured poets before a spirited open mic, the scheduled poets had been postponed from last year (I’d come down for that one too). The f...
W.O.M.P.S., September 13
W.O.M.P.S., September 13
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<i>Arthur’s Market Open Mic</i>, September 12
There was long sign-up sheet ( 19 ) & lots of fans to see Marilyn & Kristen Day which made for a stupendous night of poetry. Our host, Catherine Nor r, started us off with an a cappella rendition of the Shaker Hymn “Simple Gifts” then on to the open mic. D...
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<i>Poetry/Spoken Word Open Mic</i>, September 11
I haven’t made it back to this open mic in Bennington, VT in nearly year, & wanted to see how it has progressed since I was last here. The host is Charlie Rossiter , of 3 Guys from Albany fame. He seems to have planted his feet firmly in the Bennington p...
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<i>2nd Sunday @ 2 - Poetry + Prose</i>, September 9
After our Summer break, we ( Nancy Klepsch & I ) were back for our 9 th year (!) of poetry + prose at the Arts Center in Troy - & a dozen on the sign-up sheet. Just because it was there, I was signed up #1 & Nancy #2. I began with an old poem for the season...
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for Pablo Neruda & Salvadore Allende & Victor Jara (On Tuesday, September 11, 2012) It was another Tuesday, like this cloudless, bright Tuesday for planes to fly out of over New York, over DC — “Freedom is attacked” they said. When freedom is attacked,…
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<i>NYS Writers Institute</i> - Elizabeth Acevedo, September 6
This was a spirited evening, early in the Writers Institute semester-long season, with many students in the audience to see, hear & talk with Elizabeth Acevedo , National Poetry Slam Champion & author of the novel The Poet X (2018). Writers Institute Direct...
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<i>Brass Tacks</i>, September 4
Getting back down to the brass tacks of an open mic at The Low Beat on the first Tuesday, with the host Thom Francis , el presidente of AlbanyPoets. Algorhythm was first up with a poem he described as coping with anger, about his mother & a man-hating envir...
Brass Tacks, September 4
Brass Tacks, September 4
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<I>Poets Speak Loud!</i>, August 27
It was the last Monday of the month so I wandered in to McGeary’s for dinner & drinks at the bar & then to poetry in the back room, with Mary Panza in charge, definitely in charge. Someone signed me up in the #1 slot so I started off the open mic with a cou...
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<i>Third Thursday Poetry Night</i>, August 15
The second poetry event of a very eventful poetry day & a warm, steamy night at the Social Justice Center for the open mic & the featured poet, Sarah Giragosian , but lots of cool poets in the house, a couple I’d seen just a few hours before at the Altamont...
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Poetry at the Altamont Fair, August 15
As far as I can tell from my records, the first time I attended the Poetry readings (called “Poetry Appreciation”) at the Altamont Fair it was in 1992 in the Hayes House where the art is exhibited. I note another attendance the following year where Charlie...
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