Mary Panza has been a mainstay on the Albany Poetry scene since 1988. She has been witness to countless open mics, naked poets, fires, drunks, chapbooks, career changes, organizations (both coming and going), festivals and great poetry and spoken word. Her work is ever evolving as she tries to figure it all out.

Mary Panza has been a mainstay on the Albany Poetry scene since 1988. She has been witness to countless open mics, naked poets, fires, drunks, chapbooks, career changes, organizations (both coming and going), festivals and great poetry and spoken word. Her work is ever evolving as she tries to figure it all out.

Dan Wilcox is the host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center in Albany NY, member of 3 Guys from Albany, & photographer who has "the world's largest collection of photos of unknown poets." Active member of Veterans for Peace.

Dan Wilcox is the host of the Third Thursday Poetry Night at the Social Justice Center in Albany NY, member of 3 Guys from Albany, & photographer who has "the world's largest collection of photos of unknown poets." Active member of Veterans for Peace.

A multi-published poet & writer, R.M. Engelhardt, through his unique ideas and visions has helped to create much of the spoken word/poetry scene in Upstate, Albany, NY and is the manager and co-host of The Troy Poetry Mission.

A multi-published poet & writer, R.M. Engelhardt, through his unique ideas and visions has helped to create much of the spoken word/poetry scene in Upstate, Albany, NY and is the manager and co-host of The Troy Poetry Mission.

Don Levy has been part of the Albany poetry scene since 1989, when he first read at the QE2 open mic. He has read at various venues and events in Albany, and hosted a number of readings over the years. He was one of the editors of Open Mic: The Albany Anthology. He published 2 chapbooks with local artist Kevin Bruce. He currently writes a book blog called The Next Chapter on the Albany Poets website.

Don Levy has been part of the Albany poetry scene since 1989, when he first read at the QE2 open mic. He has read at various venues and events in Albany, and hosted a number of readings over the years. He was one of the editors of Open Mic: The Albany Anthology. He published 2 chapbooks with local artist Kevin Bruce. He currently writes a book blog called The Next Chapter on the Albany Poets website.