About A.P.D.

A(nother)  P(oetic) D(isaster)

A.P.D. (a party downtown), under the direction of Albany poet and photographer Dan Wilcox, has been publishing the works of local and regional poets since 1989.  Among the works published by A.P.D. are To the Husband I Have Not Yet Met, by Mary Kathryn Jablonski, Distant Kinships by Anthony Bernini, Suddenly Sapphires by Dina Pearlman, and Three Sides to the Looking Glass by Rachel Zitomer.  You can read Wilcox’s Blog on the Albany poetry scene at dwlcx.blogspot.com.

In 2013, A.P.D. (asinine poetic drivel) published the chapbook of poetry by Kingston poet Cheryl A. Rice, Moses Parts the Tulips:  Albany Poems.   Cheryl A. Rice is the author of eight poetry chapbooks, including My Minnesota Boyhood (Post Traumatic Press, 2012).  She is the founder and host of the annual poetry event the Sylvia Plath Bake-Off and has lived in New York’s Hudson Valley for many years.  The poems in Moses Parts the Tulips recall her years living in Albany and includes poems about poetry readings at the former QE2 rock club and in Washington Park.  The stunning cover art is by Albany painter & poet Kristen Day.

In 2015 A.P.D. (a pendant dick) published Coyote: poems of suburban living, #11 in The Bob Kaufman Series.  The poems were variously inspired by viewing suburban life second-hand from the safety of the city & random remarks made late at night on FaceBook.  Poet Charlie Rossiter commented, “Wilcox’s insights into Coyote are particularly impressive considering the fact that he is an adamantly urban poet who has been known to take a sports coat along on a weekend camping trip.”

Check back again soon for descriptions of each book, a price list, & instructions on how to order.  For more information you can write to apdbooks@earthlink.net.