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 85 additional events every year, not to mention The Poetry Project Newsletter, The Recluse and legendary workshops. It's our largest fundraiser of the year, and arguably the most inspired ongoing literary event in the city.|
The 41st anniversary of the Marathon will feature - Alan Gilbert, Ali Power, Alli Warren, Andrew Durbin, Anne Waldman w/ Fast Speaking Music, Anselm Berrigan, Ariel Goldberg, Arlo Quint, Avram Fefer, Beth Gill, Bill Kushner, Billy Cancel, Bob Rosenthal, Brandon Brown, Brendan Lorber, CAConrad, Charity Coleman, Charles Bernstein, Cori Kresge, Dael Orlandersmith, Dan Owen, Danniel Schoonebeek, David Berrigan, David Henderson, David Vogen, Dia Felix, Don Yorty, Dorothy Friedman August, Dottie Lasky, Douglas Rothchild, E. Tracy Grinnell, Ed Friedman, Edgar Oliver, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Elizabeth Willis, Erica Hunt, Erica kaufman, Matt Longabucco & Nicole Eisenman, Ernie Brooks & Peter Zummo with Bill Ruyle and Billy Fica, Farnoosh Fathi, Filip Marinovich, Gina Myers, Grey Vild, Ian Spencer Bell, Janet Hamill & Lost Ceilings, Jason Hwang, JD Samson, Jennifer Bartlett, Jim Behrle, Joanna Koetze, Joel Lewis, John Coletti, John Giorno, John Kruth, John S. Hall, Jonas Mekas, Joseph Keckler, Karen Weiser, Karinne Keithley Syers, Kim Rosenfield, Kristin Prevallet, Laura Henriksen, Lee Ann Brown, Lenny Kaye, Luciana Achugar, Maryam Parhizkar, Matthew Shipp, Mel Elberg, Michael Veal, Mike Decapite, Miriam Atkin, Monica de la Torre, Morgan Parker, Morgan Vo, Nat Otting, Nick Hallett, Nicole Peyrafitte, Nicole Wallace, Patricia Spears Jones, Penny Arcade, Philip Glass, Pierre Joris, R. Erica Doyle, Rachel Levitksy and Susan Bee, Rachel Tractenburg, Ray Brown, Rob Fitterman, Sara Jane Stoner, Simon Pettet, Siobhan Burke, Steve Dalachinsky, Steven Taylor, Susan Landers, Ted Dodson, Thom Donovan, Thomas Sayer Ellis and James, Brandon Lewis, Todd Colby, Tom Savage, Tommy Pico, Tonya Foster, Tracey McTague, Ursula Eagly, Yoshiko Chuma, Yuko Otomo, Vito Acconci, Will Edmiston, Adeena Karasick, Georgia Faust, Kiely Sweat, Martha King and others TBA.
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New York, NY 10003