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.

With your help and support we were able to send the Nitty Gritty Slam team to the 2015 National Poetry Slam in Oakland, CA. Your generous donations covered travel, hotel, and meals for the team as they competed against 71 other slam teams from all over the country.

If you would like help Albany Poets continue to our work hosting events, publishing poets in print and online, and promoting spoken word in the Northeast, you can donate 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 gifts 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 local poetry CD
  • $50 – A local poetry book
  • $100 – An Albany Poets or Nitty Gritty Slam t-shirt
  • $150+ – A CD, book, and T-shirt

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.