The 46th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon
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 150 poets, performers, and artists 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.
Performers: Andrea Abi-Karam, Laurie Anderson, Penny Arcade, Ivanna Baranova, James Barickman, Jaye Bartell, Becca Blackwell, Jim Behrle, Jen Benka, Chase Berggrun, Anselm Berrigan, Edmund Berrigan, Zach Blackwood, Liz Bowen, Ana Božičević, Ernie Brooks, Marissa Brostoff, Yoshiko Chuma, John Coletti, CA Conrad, Lou Cornum, Brenda Coultas, Anthony Roth Costanzo, Peter Cramer, Kyle Dacuyan, Constance de Jong, Lucas de Lima, ELAE:ELAE aka Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Camillo DiMaria, Amanda Duarte, Douglas Dunn, Bill Earle, Mel Elberg, Jerome Ellis, Bradley Eros, Ben Fama, Karen Finley, Ed Friedman, Phoebe Glick, John Godfrey, Arti Gollapudi, Stephanie Gray, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Ariel Goldberg, Molly B. Gross, Anahit Gulian, Deepali Gupta, John S. Hall, Ian Hatcher, David Henderson, Laura Henriksen, S*an D. Henry-Smith, Hannah Hiassen, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Jason Kao Hwang, Juliana Huxtable, Stephen Ira, Lucy Ives, John Jarboe, Patricia Spears Jones, WHAT WOULD AN HIV DOULA DO?, Shiv Kotecha, Ben Krusling, Joan La Barbara, M. Lamar, Annabel Lee, Rachel Levitsky, Brendan Lorber, Jimena Lucero, Ricardo Maldonado, Filip Marinovich, Francisco Márquez, Ellis Martin, Gillian McCain, Sam McKinniss, Tracey McTague, Caits Meissner, Bianca Messinger, Carol Mirakove, Roberto Montes, Fred Moten, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, neon m esc, Nkosi Nkululeko, Edgar Oliver, Jeannine Otis, Deborah Paredez, William Parker, Trace Peterson, Pvssyheaven, Cathy Park Hong, Ethan Philbrick, Alina Pleskova, Molly Pope, Dan Poppick, Katy Pyle with Ballez, Ariana Reines, Alex Rodabaugh, Douglas Rothschild, Viva Ruiz, Sparrow / Foamola, Ilka Scobie, Nathaniel Siegel, Thora Siemsen, Purvi Shah, Emily Skillings, Stacy Skolnik, Pamela Sneed, Anne Tardos, Alexandra Tatarsky, Steven Taylor, Rebecca Teich, Cindy Tran, Adrienne Truscott, Ombro de Oro, Morgan Vo, Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music, Nicole Wallace, LA Warman, Jack Waters, Lewis Warsh, Rachel Rabbit White, Chris Udemezue, Yanyi, and Peter Zummo.Buy tickets/get more info now