From 2005 to 2012, The Rooftop Poetry Club, founded and curated by librarian-poet Lisa Forrest, was a key venue for writers to share their work, connect with one another, and contribute to Buffalo’s rich creative writing community. Named after the rooftop garden meeting space at Buffalo State College’s E. H. Butler Library, the Club hosted over 115 literary events, including creative writing workshops, open mic events, community art projects, and readings by hundreds of local and national poets.

Though the Club is no longer active, its content has been moved to this collection to preserve this important archive of audio materials.

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Submissions from 2010

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Reading for Charles Burchfield, Sara Ries, Irene Sipos, Carol Townsend, Karen Lee Lewis, Kate Soudant, Josh Smith, Celeste M. Lawson, Sarah Averill, Lisa Forrest, Rachel Johnson, and George Hole

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George Hole and Lorna Perez, George Hole and Lorna Perez

Submissions from 2009

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Geoffrey Gatza With Richard Owens and Michael Sikkema, Geoffrey Gatza, Richard Owens, and Michael Sikkema

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Joe Sutliff Sanders, Joe Sutliff Sanders

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Allen Shelton and open mic, Andrew Shelton

Submissions from 2008

M. L. Liebler, M. L. Liebler

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Andrew Zawacki & Katy Lederer, Andrew Zawacki and Katy Lederer

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Barbara Holender and Irene Sipos, Barbara Holender and Irene Sipos

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Nate Graziano and David Hadbawnik, Nate Graziano and David Hadbawnik

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Karen Sands-O'Connor and Joseph Cooper, Karen Sands-O'Connor and Joseph Cooper

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Forrest Roth & Jaye Bartell, Forrest Roth and Jaye Bartell

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Gabrielle Bouliane & Liz Mariani, Gabrielle Bouliane and Liz Mariani

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Gary Earl Ross & PC Fernbach, Gary Earl Ross

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Marina Blitshteyn & Jerome Gentes, Marina Blitshteyn and Jerome Gentes

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Ed Taylor & Paul White, Ed Taylor and Paul White

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Brenda Coultas & Jonathan Skinner, Brenda Coultas and Jonathan Skinner

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Ethan Paquin, Ethan Paquin

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Workshop: Sharon Cramer, Sharon Cramer

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Francisco Aragon & Roberto Tejada, Francisco Aragon and Roberto Tejada

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Greg Gerke & Open Mic, Greg Gerke

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Ted Pelton Reading and Workshop, Ted Pelton

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Love is a Four-Letter Word, Open Mic

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Peter Grieco & Irving Massey, Peter Grieco and Irving Massey

Submissions from 2007

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Open Mic: Giving Thanks, Open Mic

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Open Mic: Strange Bedfellows Politics and Poetry, Open Mic

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Celia White & Sue Marie, Celia White and Sue Marie

Brian Lampkin & Raw Deal, Brian Lampkin

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Christina Wos Donnelly, Christina Wos Donnelly

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Peggy Towers & Naomi Guttman, Peggy Towers and Naomi Guttman

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Perry Nicholas, Dennis Reed & Open Mic, Perry Nicholas and Dennis Reed

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Karlen Chase and K Cornelius, Karlen Chase and K Cornelius

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Douglas Manson & Barbara Cole, Douglas Manson and Barbara Cole

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Dr. Susan Leist, Susan Leist

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David Landrey & G. Scott Andrews, David Landrey and Gabriel Scott Andrews

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Nikki Carrol & Kim Davis, Nikki Carol and Kim Davis

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Music by Nick Angelo and Jeffrey Dirr, Nick Angelo and Jeffrey Dirr

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Ryki Zuckerman & Carol Townsend, Ryki Zuckerman and Carol Townsend

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Mark Lloyd & Michael Tritto, Mark Lloyd

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Johanna Fisher & Matt Thompson, Johanna Fisher and Matt Thompson

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Tom Waters & Sara Ries, Tom Waters and Sara Ries

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Slide, The Rooftop Poets

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Kristin Dykstra & Rosa Alcala - part 1 of 2, Kristin Dykstra

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Kristin Dykstra & Rosa Alcala - part 2 of 2, Rosa Alcala

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Jennifer Campbell, Jennifer Campbell