Thank you for supporting Albany Poets and the Nitty Gritty Slam team’s trip to Oakland, CA for the 2015 National Poetry Slam. Albany Poets is a local organization that survives only by the generous donations of the poetry and spoken word community of upstate New York. When you support Albany Poets you are keeping the art of poetry and spoken word alive and well in the Capital Region and the Hudson Valley.

To send the team to the Nationals and cover for travel, hotel, and meals, the organizers have done what any community-based arts collective would do: we’ve started a Nitty Gritty PayPal Pledge Drive!

If you would like to make your donation with your credit card, please click on the DONATE link that will take you to our secure PayPal checkout. If you would rather donate by check you can make your check payable to “Albany Poets” and mail it to 84 South Pine Ave., Albany, NY, 12208.

As a way to say thank you, we have set different levels of rewards for your donation that you can choose from. When we receive your donation (either by PayPal, check, or cash), you will get an email from Albany Poets where you can then choose your thank you gift:

  • $25 – A CD of Nitty Gritty poetry
  • $50 – A copy of the Team Nitty Gritty chapbook and the CD
  • $100 – An Albany Poets or Nitty Gritty Slam t-shirt
  • $150 – From the archives: vintage Albany poetry from the late 1990’s Albany scene: The print anthology “Open Mic” and the CD “Volume.” Plus a pass for two to any NGS
  • $200 – A commissioned piece of poetry from a member of Team Nitty Gritty
  • $500 – Your business logo or name goes on the team’s t-shirts, CDs and publications

Note: The above rewards can change without notice and are subject to availability. Email for any questions regarding supporting Albany Poets and its projects and events.