Buy Up The River, Issue One

We are proud to release the first issue of Up The River, a new journal of poetry, art & photography by Albany Poets Press celebrating the best in the arts not just from upstate New York, but from around the world.

This first issue of the journal was the brainchild of local poets and artists Jill Crammond and Keith Spencer and was edited by Carissa Haberland, Mary Panza, and Thom Francis.

You can purchase your own copy Issue One from Amazon.com for just $10.00.

With each new issue of Up the River we wish to showcase original work from new and established poets, artists and photographers both in print and online on our website. Our approach is to mix new technology and good old fashioned print publishing with Up The River. Poets that have multiple poems accepted for this issue have one poem in the print edition and all of their work on the website. In the future we will even feature videos and audio as well as visual art as a companion to the poet’s words.

Up The River, Issue One Contributors

Jeffrey C. Alfier

Ivy Alvarez

Michelle Auerbach


Cathy Barber

Lloyd Barnhart

Jeffrey M. Bernstein

Valentina Cano

Alan Casline

Alan Catlin

Kanchan Chatterjee

Ian Chung

Tom Corrado

Teresa Costa

Luke Crane

Gregory Crosby

Cassandra Dallett

Ken Denberg

J.K. Durick

Tim Dwyer

A.C. Everson

Richard Fein

Bridget Gage-Dixon

Jeannine Hall Gailey

Matt Galleta

Leslie Gerber

Joan Prusky Glass

Howie Good

Roberta Gould

Carol Graser

Christopher Grillo

Alamgir Hashmi

Kevin Heaton

Art Heifetz

Tiff Holland

Carol Jewell

Howard Kogan

Cecele Kraus

Judith Lechner

Tess Lecuyer

Julie Lomoe

Valerie Loveland

Lisa Mangini

Liz McGehee

Karla Linn Merrifield

Corey Mesler

Ben Nardolilli

Rachel M. Newlon

Lance Nizami

Mark O’Brien (obeeduid)

Shawnte Orion

Luis Pabon

Tom Pescatore

Mary Cuffe Perez

Brett Petersen

Kenneth Pobo

Judith Prest

Joseph Reich

Sally Rhoades

Cheryl A. Rice

Brandon Roach

Jake St. John

Rebecca Schumejda

Carolee Sherwood

Micky Shorr

Darcy Smith

Victoria Sullivan

Jan Tramontano

J. C. Vickery

Andy Vogle

Donna Vorreyer

Glenn Werner

Richard Whitlock

Dan Wilcox

The printing of this first edition of Up The River was made possible by a Community Grant from the Hudson Valley Writers Guild. For more information on the HVWG visit their website at www.hvwg.org.