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Spring Benefit - Epic Now: Poetry for Epic Times
The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church
New York, NY
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Spring Benefit - Epic Now: Poetry for Epic Times
On Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2013 The Poetry Project will host it's Spring Benefit  Epic Now: Poetry for Epic Times. Inspired by poet Anne Waldman's Iovis presentation at Poet's House in October 2012, our Spring Benefit program seeks to explore the themes of humanity that run throughout epic poetry as a way of understanding the epic times we're living in. This two-day event will feature 10 poets and performers who will present their own translations and/or re-interpretations of an epic poem  modern or classic.

Friday's program:

Susan Landers / "The Inferno" by Dante Alighieri, 1302
Erica Hunt / "Sunstone" by Octavio Paz, 1991
Matvei Yankelevich & Michael Barron / "Zangezi" by Velemir Khlebnikov, 1921
Shonni Enelow / "The Ilead" by Homer, 760 BC
Rodrigo Toscano and Joshua Liebowitz / "Spine" by Rodrigo Toscano, 2013

Hosted by John S.Hall

Saturday's program:

Corina Copp / "Descent of Alette" by Alice Notley, 1992
Tracie Morris / "Epic Of Gilgamesh" by The First Civilization, 2000 BC
Edwin Torres & Fawn Krieger, Ernesto Gomez, Sean Meehan /  "Futopo" by Edwin Torres, 2013
Elliott Sharp & Janene Higgins / "The Cantos" by Ezra Pound, 1922

Hosted by Sean Cole

Both programs start at 8pm in the Sanctuary of St. Mark's.

$20 per event or both for $30. $5 discount by pre-purchasing via Brown Paper Tickets!

Receptions on both nights with beer lovingly gifted by Brooklyn Brewery.


The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church (View)
131 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
United States


Arts > Literary
Other > Fundraisers

Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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