From the mid-1980s to the mid-1990s, The Poetry Project held an annual symposium that featured readings, talks, panels and workshops. This spring, we are thrilled to reinvent this 3-day event and expand our mission to provide a forum and network for our literary community. Allen Ginsberg saw the Project as a place where people could articulate their relationship to the most important national and global problems of the time, and believed that the planet needed imagination and the avant-garde spirit of poetry to survive. After the thrill of the 50th Anniversary celebration last year and another energetic New Year’s Day Marathon, we’re looking forward to making the symposium an annual opportunity to bring poets together at the church.
Presented by The Poetry Project, Howl! Arts, and Allen Ginsberg Estate.
THURSDAY, MAY 3
2-5pm: WORKSHOP: “Out of Place with Samuel Delany: A Prose Workshop”
Samuel R. Delany
8pm – GROUP READING
With Anselm Berrigan, Rin Johnson, Patricia Spears Jones, Sharon Mesmer, Lara Mimosa Montes, Trace Peterson, and sam sax.
FRIDAY, MAY 4
8pm: PANEL: “Out of Place”
With Ken Chen, Julie Ezelle Patton, Anne Waldman, and Rachel Zucker. Moderated by Erica Hunt.
SATURDAY, MAY 5
2-5pm: WORKSHOP: “Antediluvian Energies: Practices”
8pm: SHORT READINGS AND KEYNOTE TALK
Short readings by Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves and Filip Marinovich.
Keynote by Alice Notley: “Allen Ginsberg: An International Poetry, Its Genius & Particles”
All events take place at St. Mark’s Church. Readings and panel are free. Workshops are sliding scale $20-$50. Space is limited in the workshops, and pre-registration is required.