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Yes! Poetry and Performance Series 5.6.17

  • Albany Center Gallery 488 Broadway Albany, NY, 12207 United States (map)

The final Yes! Poetry & Performance event of the season. Join us at Albany Center Gallery for readings/performances by Toby Altman, Emily Barton Altman, and Alifair Skebe.

$5 suggested donation


Toby Altman is the author of Arcadia, Indiana (Plays Inverse, 2017) and five chapbooks, including recently Security Theater (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016). His poems can or will be found in Crazyhorse, Jubilat, Lana Turner, and other journals and anthologies.

Emily Barton Altman is a poet and editor living in Chicago. Recent publications include a chapbook, "Bathymetry" (Present Tense Pamphlets, 2016), and poems in TL;DR, Parallax, wicked alice, and others. She is a recipient of a Poets & Writers Amy Award and received her MFA from New York University. She co-hosts and produces the poetry podcast Make (No) Bones with her partner, Toby Altman.

Alifair Skebe is a visual artist and author of the poetry collections Thin Matter; The Voyage of the Beagle, an Excerpt (forthcoming); “El Agua Es La Sangre de la Tierra” (written in English); and Postcards: Les Lettres d’Amour, a book of poems and collaged, text-art postcards. Her poems have appeared in numerous journals including (em), *eratio, Interim, The Cape Rock, and So to Speak. She is an English/Writing Lecturer in the Educational Opportunity Program at the University at Albany.


Albany Center Gallery is a non-profit art space dedicated to exhibiting skillful contemporary art of the Mohawk Hudson region. A community-based and community supported organization, the mission of Albany Center Gallery is to promote and exhibit contemporary visual art produced by emerging and established artists living primarily in the region and to inspire interest and provide enjoyment to an increasingly diverse audience.

A few blocks from our old space, the gallery is located in the Arcade Building behind a new Stacks Espresso bar. Entry into the space is up the alleyway to the right of the building (if you're facing from Broadway).

Earlier Event: April 22
Reading @ St. Rocco's