The 44th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading
Monday, January 1, 2018, 2:00 pm
131 E 10th St
Presale tickets are $20. At the door, general admission tickets will be $25, and member, student, and senior tickets will be $20.
Learn more at the official site here…
The New Year’s Day Marathon is the Project’s largest fundraiser and provides support for what they do best — serve as a public venue for the substantial presentation of innovative writing.
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: Abigail Child, Adam Fitzgerald, Adjua Greaves, Alan Felsenthal, Aldrin Valdez, Ana Boievi, Andrei Codrescu, Andrew Durbin, Anna Vitale, Anne Tardos, Anne Waldman and Fast Speaking Music, Anselm Berrigan, Ariana Reines, Arlo Quint, Ben Fama, Bob Holman, Bob Rosenthal, Brenda Coultas, Brendan Lorber, Bruce Andrews & Sally Silvers, CA Conrad, Camille Rankine, Candace Williams, Cat Tyc, Charity Coleman, Chavisa Woods, Chia-Lun Chang, Dave Morse, David Henderson, David Kirschenbaum, David Vogen, Dawn Lundy Martin, Dia Felix, DJ Ashtrae, Don Yorty, Douglas Rothschild, Ed Askew Band, Edgar Oliver, Edmund Berrigan, Edwin Torres, Eileen Myles, Elizabeth Willis, Elliott Sharp, erica kaufman, Ernie Brooks & Co., Eva Pou, Farnoosh Fathi, Filip Marinovich, Foamola, Francesca DeMusz, Gabe Kruis, Gillian McCain, Grey Vild, Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib, Harry Burke, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Jason Hwang, Jaye Bartell, Jayson P. Smith, Jen Rosenblit, Jennifer Bartlett, Jennifer Firestone, Jennifer Monson, Jim Behrle, Joan La Barbara, Joey de Jesus, John Coletti, John Giorno, John Godfrey, Sensation Play, John Yau, Jonas Mekas, Joseph Keckler, Judah Rubin, Karen Weiser, Katy Lederer, Khalil Huffman, LaTasha Diggs, Laura Henriksen, Laura Ortman, Lee Ranaldo, Leila Ortiz, Lenny Kaye, Lewis Warsh, Lisa Jarnot, Lucy Ives and Lara Mimosa Montes, Lydia Cortes, M. Lamar, Marcella Durand, Martha Wilson, Maryjane Dunphe, Masha Tupitsyn, Matt Longabucco, Mel Elberg, Micaela Foley, Mike Lala, Nicole Sealey, Nicole Wallace, Olivia Grayson, Omotara James, Pamela Sneed, Patricia Spears Jones, Penny Arcade, Ubu Sings Ubu, Pierre Joris & Nicole Peyrafitte, Precious Okoyomon, Purvi Shah, Rachel Valinsky, Rami Karim, Rijard Bergeron, Sarah Schulman, Shelby Cook, Simone White, Stacy Szymaszek, Stephanie Grey, Steve Cannon, Steve Earle, Steven Taylor & Douglas Dunn, Tammy Faye Starlite, Ted Dodson, The Double Yews, Todd Colby, Tom Savage, Tony Towle, Trace Peterson, Tracie Morris, Viktorsha Uliyanova, Washington Squares, Will Edmiston, Wo Chan, Yoshiko Chuma, Yvonne Meier, Yvonne Rainer,and more TBA.