It’s Official. Poets & Writers

It’s Official.

After many years of publishing, writing and creating groups and poetry spoken-word events such as Albany Poets, Vox, The School of Night, The Albany WordFest, The Troy Poetry Mission and many others I’ve finally been honored with my listing in Poets & Writers.

Thank you.

Poets & Writers R.M. Engelhardt

#rmengelhardt #albanypoets #poetsandwriters #gentlemanoutsider


Inspiration Poetry
Follow inspiration, not popularity.
Write from the soul, not for the world.
~ R.M. Engelhardt
Manifest power in words.
Write poetry.
Name your own humanity.
Ponder creation thru inner meaning.
Find hidden voices in the universal consciousness of soul.
Find yourself, and then return again.
Poetry is the sacred religion
Of both time & space older than
Civilization itself.
Poetry is dead.
Poetry is living.
Poetry is everything.
Poetry is a language
Unto itself that is understood.
Poetry will never die
It will still appear in places
Long after you are dust
So write.
That’s all.
That’s it.
~ R.M. Engelhardt

The Mission Returns! 2018

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Welcome To The Troy Poetry Scene 2018 !

The Troy Poetry Mission returns to O’Brien’s Public House on Wednesday, January 31st with a public poetry spoken word open mic . No feature, just poets.

This month we encourage you to to just bring a few poems, have a drink and be a part of the Troy poetry community. New writers and poets are always welcome!

*Sign up at 7:30pm
*8pm start time

Hosted by R.M. Engelhardt
And James H. Duncan


The Troy Poetry Mission
Welcome Poetry

Welcome To Troy September 28th

So Here We Are In Troy, NY: 


After years of creating & promoting events, poets, benefits and making poetry readings happen in Albany, NY as well as in Maine & The Florida Keys we’ve finally made it to Troy, NY and we’re happy to call it home.

And we are calling our new home for poets & poetry O’Brien’s Public House, 43 Third Street Troy, NY held on the Last Wednesday evening of each month.

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Because this is an amazing place and not just because I’m Irish and they have great food & drink. Don & Terry’s Pub is a beautiful place that has a lot of history& class  and for the first time in quite awhile I’m looking forward to creating a monthly event that will be something new and exciting. And it’s going be just that.

It’s time.

With a nod to all the friends & poets who came before us –

To all the wordsmiths from the streets

To all the professors & their students

To all the ladies with words to speak

I welcome you all & officially invite you to the 1st 

Troy Poetry Mission Poetry Open Mic At O’Brien’s Public House


43 Third Street Troy, NY held on the last Wednesday evening of each month.

7pm Sign Up~7:30pm Start Time



*The Troy Poetry Mission is an open mic for poets, writers old & new alike with a featured poet monthly.

$3.00 Donation requested

Hosted By R.M. Engelhardt

Meet You At The Bar

21+ Event