R.M. Engelhardt

Poet

Author's Bio

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 “The School of Night”  An Open Forum-Mic For All Poets in the late 1990's/Early 2000's and now hosts the "Invocation of The Muse" Spoken Word Poetry Event Monthly in downtown Albany NY.  He is also the creator of the "School of Night Newsletter" which supports the Spiritual, Pagan-Wiccan community as well as being the Editor of the independent small poetry press DeadMansPressInk which publishes, promotes and helps writers & poets to put their unique work out into the world with a concentration on Pagan Poetics & experimental literature.

His work has been published by such journals as Retort, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Fashion For Collapse, 2nd Avenue, The Angry Poet, Winedrunk Sidewalk, Full of Crow, The Outlaw Poetry Network, The Rye Whiskey Review, Fishbowl Poetry Press, The Black Shamrock,  Trailer Park Quarterly, Spillwords, Dumpster Fire Press,  Punk Noir Magazine & in many others. The original founder of the group Albany Poets.Org (Now a part of The HVWG) and the creator of The Albany WordFest he currently lives in Upstate NY where he writes and lives with wife poet/writer/artist Kali who is a writer, photographer & artist.

*His new books of poetry are entitled "We Rise Like Smoke" Poems, Psalms & Incantations 2021 & "Of Spirit, Ash & Bone" Poems*Parables 2022 now both available on Amazon

 

Literary agent: 
DeadMansPressInk

Publications & Prizes

Anthology:
In the arms of words : poems for tsunami relief (Foothills Publishing, 2005)
Books:
We Rise Like Smoke Poems Psalms Incantations R.M. Engelhardt (CreateSpace, 2021)
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Dark Lands, Poems R.M. Engelhardt (Lulu Press, 2019)
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Coffee Ass Blues And Other Poems (Alien Buddha Press, 2018)
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The Resurrection Waltz (Infinity Publishing, 2012)
Journals:
2nd Avenue Poetry
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Alpha Beat Press
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Danse Macabre
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Exquisite Corpse
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Fevers of the Mind
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Full of Crow
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Gutter Eloquence
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Happy Kitty
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Hobo Camp Review
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Horror Sleaze Trash
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Kota Press
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Mad Swirl
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Metroland
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Nixes Mate Review
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Pearl Magazine
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Poet's Haven
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Poetic Diversity
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Retort Magazine
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Rusty Truck
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Songs of Innocence
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Strange Road
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The Poet's Haven
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Thunder Sandwich
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Trailer Park Quarterly
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Unlikely Stories
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Up The River
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Writers Resist
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Your One Phone Call

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Thomas Wolfe, Jack Kerouac, Nick Cave, Nick Tosches, Mary Shelly, William T. Vollman, Elliot Richman, Dorothy Parker, Alan Catlin, John Steinbeck, Raymond Chandler, Yeats, Leonard Cohen, EE Cummings, Steve Earle, Rimbaud, Baudelaire, Jim Morrison, James Wright, Comte de Lautréamont
What I'm reading now: 
Salem's Lot by Stephen King

More Information

Gives readings: 
Yes
Travels for readings: 
Yes
Identifies as: 
American
Born in: 
Albany, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Albany, NY
New York
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Last update: May 07, 2022