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 …
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. 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. It’s our largest fundraiser of the year, and arguably the most inspired ongoing literary event in the city.
This is the 40th anniversary of the New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon! We have a lot of bonuses in the works to commemorate the occasion: Sean Cole, independent producer for public radio, will emcee the 7-10pm hours of the event; there will be a raffle for desirable items from The Poetry Project’s collection; PLUS we’ll reveal a series of 3 special edition Project tote bags made by 3 different design students at Parsons. They did great work for this!
By popular demand, we are selling tickets in advance via Brown Paper Ticket! Stand in the cold no longer (or may be just not as long), show your support of the event, and pre-purchase your ticket to the best place to be in NYC on New Year’s Day!
The 40th anniversary of the Marathon will feature:
Philip Glass, Anne Waldman, John Giorno, Steve Earle, Guy Picciotto, Eileen Myles, Anselm Berrigan, CA Conrad, Bob Holman, Yvonne Rainer, Filip Marinovich, Emily Skillings, Krystal Languell, Fast Speaking Music Band, Felix Bernstein, Tracie Morris, Andrew Durbin, Todd Colby, Tom Savage, Cole Heinowitz, Alex Dimitrov, Amanda Davidson, Andrew Boston, Ariel Goldberg, Basil King, Matt Longabucco, Becca Klaver, Beth Gill, Betsy Fagin, Bill Kushner, Bob Hershon, Nathaniel Otting, Bob Rosenthal, Brenda Coultas, Sarah Schulman, Sophia Le Fraga, Brendan Lorber, Brett Price, Camille Rankine, Carley Moore, Carol Mirakove, Carolee Schneemann, Cecilia Corrigan, Christina Strong, Christine Elmo, Erica Kaufman, Evie Shockley, Christine Kanownik, Kim Lyons, Laura Henriksen, Lee Ann Brown, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Claudia La Rocco, Corina Copp, Dell Lemmon, Dynasty Handbag, Ed Friedman, Elinor Nauen, Elliott Sharp, Frank Sherlock, Jason Hwang, Jason Nazary, Jen Benka, Jennifer Bartlett, Jennifer Miller, Douglas Rothschild, Jennifer Monson & Chris Cochrane, Jim Behrle, Joanna Kotze, John Coletti, Lenny Kaye, Leopoldine Core, Lewis Warsh, Lonely Christopher, Lucy Ives w/ Ben Gocker, Lynne Tillman, Maggie Dubris, Marcella Durand, Marissa Perel, Martha King, John Godfrey, Jonas Mekas, Marty Ehrlich, Edgar Oliver, Edwin Torres, Mel Elberg, Michael Portnoy, Michelle Boulé, Mitch Highfill, Montana Ray, Nada Gordon, Nathaniel Siegel, Nick Hallett, Nicole Peyrafitte, Patricia Spears Jones, Peter Bogart Johnson, Phyllis Wat, Pierre Joris, Rachel Trachtenburg, Rangi McNeil, Rebecca Moore, Stephanie Gray, Stephen Boyer, Steven Taylor, Ted Dodson, Tommy Pico, Tony Towle, Tracey McTague, Vyt Bakaitis, Yoshiko Chuma, Don Yorty, Douglas Dunn, Yvonne Meier, Johanna Fuhrman, Nurit Tilles, Anne Tardos, and more TBA
Admission: $20 general
Come celebrate the launch of The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry at Poets House.
The night will feature readings by:
Matthew E. Silverman
Elizabeth J. Coleman