R.M. Engelhardt is an American poet, writer and minister who is the author of several books over the last two decades including Where There Is No Vision, Coffee Ass Blues & Other Poems, The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt, The Resurrection Waltz, Dark Lands and others. Through his ideas and visions he has helped to create a large amount of the Upstate/Albany, NY spoken word~poetry scene and is the former host of the long running “School of Night” An Open Forum-Mic For All Poets and now runs the School of Night Newsletter which promotes poets, writers & poetry as well as the Editor of the independent press DeadMansPressInk.
His work has also been published by such journals as Retort, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Fashion For Collapse, 2nd Avenue, The Angry Poet, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Full of Crow, The Outlaw Poetry Network, The Rye Whiskey Review, Fishbowl Poetry Press, Trailer Park Quarterly, Spillwords, Punk Noir Magazine & in many others. The founder of the group Albany Poets and the creator of The Albany WordFest he currently lives in Upstate NY where he writes and lives with wife poet/writer/artist Lona Cygnus.
PUBLICATIONS & PRIZES
Anthology:In the arms of words : poems for tsunami relief (Foothills Publishing, 2005)Books:Dark Lands, Poems R.M. Engelhardt (Lulu Press, 2019), Coffee Ass Blues And Other Poems (Alien Buddha Press, 2018), The Resurrection Waltz (Infinity Publishing, 2012)Journals:2nd Avenue Poetry, Alpha Beat Press, Boston Literary Magazine, Danse Macabre, Dryland: Los Angeles Underground Art & Writing, Exquisite Corpse, Full of Crow, Georgia Review, Gutter Eloquence, Happy Kitty, Hobo Camp Review, Horror Sleaze Trash, Kota Press, Metroland, Mobius, Nixes Mate Review, Pearl Magazine, Poet’s Haven, Poetic Diversity, Poetry Super Highway, Red Fez, Retort Magazine, Rusty Truck, Songs of Innocence, Strange Road, The Poet’s Haven, Thunder Sandwich, Trailer Park Quarterly, Unlikely Stories, Up The River, vox poetica, Writers Resist, Your One Phone Call
Favorite authors: Thomas Wolfe, Jack Kerouac, Nick Cave, Nick Tosches, Mary Shelly, William T. Vollman, Elliot Richman, Dorothy Parker, Alan Catlin, John Steinbeck, Raymond Chandler, Yeats, Leonard Cohen, EE Cummings, Steve Earle, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Jim Morrison, James Wright, Comte de LautréamontWhat I’m reading now: Where There Is No Vision, Poems 2020 by R.M. Engelhardt
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