Just received the great news that I will be reading/performing some of the poems from my new book ” We Rise Like Smoke Poems Psalms Incantations” and opening for the band ” THE DUST BOWL FAIRIES” On THURSDAY, AUGUST 19TH 8PM AT THE LINDA WAMC
*Tickets can be purchased thru Eventbrite*
I’m looking forward to seeing all of you there and I hope that you can make it.
DUST BOWL FAERIES is a dark-carnival band from the New York Hudson Valley. Their eclectic repertoire of songs draw inspiration from circus, post-punk and Eastern European folk music. Accordion, singing saw, ukulele, lap-steel, acoustic guitar and percussion combine to create the Dust Bowl Faeries otherworldly sound. The band was founded by Ryder Cooley (faerie queen) and her taxidermy spirit animal Hazel the Ram. Ryder and Hazel are joined by Jon B. Woodin (rocket faerie), Rubi LaRue (feisty faerie), Liz LoGiudice (river faerie) & Andrew Stein (time faerie). Dust Bowl Faeries released a new album, The Plague Garden, in 2020. Previously, they released two EP’s, Beloved Monster and The Dark Ride Mixes, as well as their self titled debut album, produced by music critic Seth Rogovoy, featuring Tommy Stinson (Replacements) & Melora Creager (Rasputina).
R.M. ENGELHARDT is an American poet, writer & author who over the last 25 years has published several books of poetry 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. Co-founder of the group Albany Poets and the creator of the annual poetry event The Albany WordFest. He currently lives in Albany, NY.
*His new book of poetry is entitled “We Rise Like Smoke” Poems, Psalms & Incantations 2021 now available on Amazon.com through DeadMansPressInk.
The Word Is Out …
The Words Are In.
WE RISE … LIKE SMOKE ∆Poems∆Psalms∆Incantations∆
Is My New Book Through DEADMANSPRESSINK In Paperback Now Available on Amazon.
This book of poems ( FIRST EDITION)* is something a little different, unexpected than my previous books of poetry. Although it deals with certain aspects of spirituality there are also some pieces that are a bit more unusual than you have read written by me in the past and of course there are also a few humorous poems as well. A* 2nd Edition * that is an ALTERNATE COPY will be AVAILABLE SOON which features other poems .
The Kindle Edition?
Also, an alternate copy with different art & other poems to come out at the end of July, 2021. LIKE SMOKE WE RISE.
More info to come!
Follow The Words …
~ R.M. Engelhardt
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Happy To Be A Part of This PBS American Portrait Project On Martin Luther King Day.
~ R.M. Engelhardthttps://www.pbs.org/american-portrait/story/23568/rm-e-troy-ny-for-my-people
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It was hell on earth. Literally.
There upon that intent star:
Trust of wandering men: of truth The most reminding witness: we fix our eyes also: waylost: the wanderers:
We are just
All worn out
From the fight
And we want
But the enemy
Is still there
As we stare
So much already
~ R.M. Engelhardt
They used to say this place is called the “End of the World“
And it has gone by many other names
And people have been talking
About it forever, for centuries
Putting it in books
But if you choose
To believe in all of this,
Do nothing. Don’t stand. Don’t change.
Don’t resist with a true belief in the
Human spirit, a greater love or faith
Then the End of The World
Becomes a simple truth
~ R.M. Engelhardt, 2020 ©
Poetry isn’t the story of everything
It’s whistling in the dark and
waiting for an answer