Albany: An Autobio in Poemtry

Poetry by Ben Ohmart


There is that other Albany… deep down in the South.

Buried not so deeply in the ‘70s and ‘80s, a time when technology kept us simple. Ben Ohmart–nobody, publisher, card fanatic, convenience store wage slave, part-time smart guy–recalls the pop culture that kept him going in those pre-Internet years of Frogger and cycling to escape the school bus.

Join him for an autobiography in “poemtry” that begs no questions and tugs at no strings save the rip cord. This collection features 62 poems that inspect and celebrate not just the icons and shared experiences of our past, but of discovery and maturity.


Ben Ohmart is the publisher of BearManor Media ( and author of books on Don Ameche, Judy Canova, The Bickersons, Paul Frees, Daws Butler and Mel Blanc. He currently lives in Kyoto, Japan.

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