The Poetry Project


Cookie Mueller at 75

“Why does everybody think I’m so wild?” Cookie Mueller (1949-89) wondered in one of her short stories, collected in Walking Through Clear Water in a Pool Painted Black (1990, 2022). “I’m not wild. I happen to stumble onto wildness. It gets in my path.”

Join The Poetry Project at St. Mark’s for a celebration of Cookie Mueller’s 75th birthday. We’ll read selections from her remarkable, incisive body of work, as well as writing that takes its cue from her singular irreverence. Readers include Gary Indiana, Amos Poe, Jackie Ess, Chi Chi Valenti, Lizzi Bougatsos, Kris Lee, Gia Gonzales, and Nicole’s Revenge.

Ticket sales for this event have closed. We will form a waitlist queue at the door for anyone who did not purchase a ticket in advance. If capacity allows, people in the waitlist will be admitted beginning at 8PM. We will do our best to let everyone in, but due to an overwhelming positive response, we cannot guarantee it. If you want to be sure to catch the event, we strongly encourage you join the livestream. Thank you for your understanding!