Armed with his dad’s jacket, his dad’s poem “Save It” and two noisemakers, Noah Nattell offered a joyful tribute to his father at last weekend’s “Memorial Circus” celebrating the late Albany poet-activist Tom Nattell. The event took place at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Center Square.
At the end of the evening, I joined Michael Eck onstage (at the request of MotherJudge) to lead the room in a sing-along of Steve Earle’s “The Revolution Starts Now.” The perfect song to end a great celebration. A tremendous honor to be a part of it.
The celebration was also a benefit for the Tom Nattell Memorial Peace Poetry Prize, which presents an annual cash award to a student at Albany High School for a poem that exemplifies Tom’s spirit and sense of social responsibility. You can contribute by sending a check to the Community Foundation for the Capital District, Six Tower Place, Albany, New York, 12203. Make your check out to “Community Foundation” and write “Tom Nattell Peace Poetry” in the memo.
For more info, visit albanypoets.com/nattell.