There are three things to consider when the New Year's Day Poetry Marathon sweeps you into its gracefully uncouth embrace - what it is, what it was, and who you will be when it's over. An untamed gathering of the heart's secret, wild nobility - over 140 poets together revealing not just that a better life could exist, but that it already does, sexy and wise, rancorous and sweet, big hearted and mad as hell. An avenging engine of resistance and eager vehicle of the nascent year. The Marathon measures its success through insurrectionist reframings of the universe, an in-it-together courage that crafts a community out of the riot of lineages and traditions we all emerge from. This collective effort also helps fund as many as 65 additional events every year. It's our largest fundraiser, and arguably the most inspired ongoing literary event in the city.|
This year's performers include: Heroes Are Gang Leaders, Hanif Abdurraqib, Julia Alsop, Penny Arcade, Ed Askew Band, Vyt Bakaitis, Jennifer Bartlett, Morgan Bassichis, Jim Behrle, Rijard Bergeron, Felix Bernstein, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Jennifer Blowdryer, Stephen Boyer, Ernie Brooks with Peter Zummo and Jeanine Otis, Lee Ann Brown, Marie Buck, Steve Cannon, Wo Chan, Lonely Christopher, Yoshiko Chuma, Jace Clayton, CA Conrad, Todd Colby, John Coletti, Joey de Jesus, Ted Dodson, Thom Donovan, Maggie Dubris, Douglas Dunn, Marcella Durand, Andrew Durbin, Will Edmiston, Mel Elberg, Christine Elmo, Carlos Estrada, Betsy Fagin, Farnoosh Fathi, Carolyn Ferrucci, Jess Fiorini, Foamola, Tonya Foster, Joanna Fuhrman, Cliff Fyman, John Giorno, Aracelis Girmay, Philip Glass, John Godfrey, Ariel Goldberg, Nada Gordon, Stephanie Gray, Adjua Greaves, John S. Hall, Janet Hamill, Diana Hamilton, Christian Hawkey, David Henderson, Laura Henriksen, Mitch Highfill, Jibade-Kahlil Huffman, Erica Hunt and Marty Ehrlich, Lyric Hunter, Brenda Iijima, Lisa Jarnot, Paolo Javier, Serena Jost & Dan Machlin, erica kaufman, Joseph Keckler, Amy King, Jaamil Kosoko, Shiv Kotecha, Gabe Kruis, Ben Krusling, Susan Landers, Dorthea Lasky, Denize Lauture, Karen Lepri, Kimberly Lyons, Filip Marinovich, Dawn Lundy Martin, Andriniki Mattis, Jonas Mekas, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Carley Moore, Thurston Moore, Saretta Morgan, Tracie Morris, Sade Murphy, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Martha Oatis, Édgar Oliver, Dael Orlandersmith, Valery Ostineau, Morgan Parker, Trace Peterson, Wanda Phipps, Arlo Quint, Church of Betty, Montana Ray, Reno, Camilo Roldán, Bob Rosenthal, Douglas Rothschild, Judah Rubin, Tom Savage, Ryan Sawyer, Danniel Schoonebeek, Sarah Schulman, Ramsey Scott, Purvi Shah, Evie Shockley, Nathaniel Siegel, Yvette Siegert, Emily Skillings, Jesse Smith, Pamela Sneed, Patricia Spears Jones, Christopher Stackhouse, Sara Jane Stoner, Christina Strong, Steven Taylor, Nurit Tilles, Edwin Torres with David Brown, Tony Towle, Edgar Ulloa, Aldrin Valdez, David Vogen, Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music, Ken Walker, Nicole Wallace, Lewis Warsh, Simone White, Martha Wilson, Ulijana Wolf, Emily XYZ, Don Yorty, Jenny Zhang and more to be announced!
We are wheelchair accessible with assistance & advance notice. For more info email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 674-0910.
Presale tickets are $20. At the door, general admission tickets will be $25, and member, student, and senior tickets will be $20.
The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church (View)
131 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003