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 40th anniversary of the Marathon will feature: Yvonne Rainer, Yvonne Meier, Yoshiko Chuma, Vyt Bakaitis, Tracie Morris, Tracey McTague, Tony Towle, Tom Savage, Tommy Pico, Todd Colby, Ted Dodson, Steve Earle, Stephen Boyer, Stephanie Gray, Sarah Schulman, Rangi McNeil, Rachel Trachtenburg, Rebecca Moore, Pierre Joris, Phyllis Wat, Patricia Spears Jones, Philip Glass, Nicole Peyrafitte, Nick Hallett, Nathaniel Otting, Nathaniel Siegel, Nada Gordon, Mel Elberg, Matt Longabucco, Martha King, Marissa Perel, Marcella Durand, Maggie Dubris, Michael Portnoy, Michelle Boulé, Mitch Highfill, Montana Ray, Lucy Ives, Lee Ann Brown, Lewis Warsh, Leopoldine Core, Lenny Kaye, Lonely Christopher, Laura Henriksen, Lynne Tillman, Kim Lyons, Krystal Languell, Jonas Mekas, John Giorno, John Godfrey, John Coletti, Joanna Kotze, Jim Behrle, Jennifer Bartlett, Jen Benka, Jennifer Miller, Jennifer Monson, Jason Nazary, Jason Hwang, Guy Picciotto, Frank Sherlock, Filip Marinovic, Felix Bernstein, Fast Speaking Music Band, Evie Shockley, Emily Skillings, Elliott Sharp, Elinor Nauen, Edwin Torres, Edgar Oliver, Ed Friedman, Eileen Myles, Dynasty Handbag, Douglas Rothschild, Douglas Dunn, Don Yorty, Dell Lemmon, Carley Moore, Chris Cochrane, Cole Heinowitz, Claudia La Rocco, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Christine Kanownik, Christine Elmo, Christina Strong, Cecilia Corrigan, Carolee Schneemann, Carol Mirakove, Camille Rankine, CAConrad, Brett Price, Brendan Lorber, Brenda Coultas, Bob Rosenthal, Bob Holman, Bob Hershon, Bill Kushner, Betsy Fagin, Beth Gill, Ben Gocker, Becca Klaver, Basil King, Ariel Goldberg, Amanda Davidson, Anne Waldman, Anne Tardos, Andrew Boston, Andrew Durbin, Alex Dimitrov, and others TBA.


Open:   01/01/14
Close:   01/01/14

01/01/14- 2:00:00
Theater:   The Poetry Project at St. Mark's Church
Address:   131 E. 10th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Cost:$15, $20
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006