Four Dozen of My Favorite Poets in one “Place” Tonight!

The New Year’s Day Marathon Reading at the St. Mark’s Poetry Project will start in about 12 hours. (It is close to 9 a.m. in Long Beach, California right now, and noon in New York City. I can’t think of a better way to celebrate the beginning of 2021 than to listen to a continuous broadcast of poetry and music from one of most important literary gathering centers of the past 50 years. This year’s 47th annual event will include four dozen of my favorite poets, and I only wish we could actually gather in the church and celebrate together, face to face, with happy hugs. Next year, in St. Mark’s!

Happy New Year, dear comrades and readers!!

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Ada Limón / Andrei Codrescu / Anne Waldman / Annie Sprinkle & Beth Stephens / Anselm Berrigan / Bob Holman / Brenda Coultas / Brenda Hillman / Brendan Lorber / Bridget Talone / Charles Bernstein / Don Yorty / Edwin Torres / Eileen Myles / Eleni Sikelianos / Fred Moten / Jim Behrle / John Godfrey / Karen Finley / Kazim Ali / Kristin Prevallet / Lydia Davis / Michael Lally / Mónica de la Torre / Natalie Shapero / Nicole Peyrafitte / Norma Cole / Patricia Spears Jones/ Philip Metres / Robert Glück / Roberto Montes / Rosa Alcalá / Rosmarie Waldrop / Safaa Fathy / sam sax / Sawako Nakayasu / Serena Devi / Sharon Mesmer / Shayla Lawz / Sparrow / Stacy Szymaszek / Stephen Motika / Steve Benson / Susan Howe / Taylor Johnson / Tess Brown-Lavoie / Thurston Moore / Todd Colby / Wayne Koestenbaum / Will Alexander / Yvonne Rainer & MORE

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