The 45th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading
Where: St. Mark's Church-in-the-Bowery
131 E. 10th St.
212-674-6377 Price: $20 (presale)
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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: Andrea Abi-Karam, Ammiel Alcalay, Justin Allen, Julie Alsop, Jonathan Aprea, Ed Askew, James Barickman, J. Mae Barizo, Jim Behrle, Anselm Berrigan, Lee Ann Brown & Janice Lowe, Yoshiko Chuma, Lauren Clark, Todd Colby, John Coletti, CA Conrad, Lydia Cortes, Brenda Coultas, Alex Cuff, r erica doyle, Marcella Durand, Mel Elberg, Betsy Fagin, Will Farris, Avram Fefer, Jennifer Firestone, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Kay Gabriel, John Godfrey, Diana Hamilton, Marwa Helal, Barbara Henning, Erika Hodges, Bob Holman, Sophia Hussain, Paolo Javier, Pierre Joris, Millie Kapp & Matt Shalzi, Vincent Katz, erica kaufman, Amy King, Anna Kreienberg, Sue Landers, Denizé Lauture, Rachel Levitsky, Matt Longabucco, Filip Marinovich, Douglas A. Martin, Eline Marx (teknikal issues), Andriniki Mattis, Caits Meissner, Carley Moore, Dave Morse, Sahar Muradi, Uche Nduka, Peter Neeley, Precious Okoyomon, Laura Ortman, Trace Peterson, Nicole Peyrafitte, Matt Proctor, Lorelei Ramirez, El Roy Red, Batya Rosenblum, Bob Rosenthal, Judah Rubin, John Rufo, Tom Savage, Purvi Shah, Jayson Smith, Sean D. Henry Smith, Pamela Sneed, Patricia Spears Jones, Max Steele, Sara Jane Stoner, Bridget Talone, Susie Timmons, Edwin Torres, Tony Towle, Cat Tyc, Viktorsha Uliyanova, Aldrin Valdez, Cecilia Vicuna, Anna Vitale, Morgan Vo, Asiya Wadud, Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music, Lewis Warsh, Jacqueline Waters, Candace Williams, Rachael Wilson, Matvei Yankelevich, The Double Yews , Don Yorty, Sparrow / Foamola, and more TBA.
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