The Poetry Project


Homage to a Happy Man : Celebrating Jonas Mekas (1922-2019)

Join us in the Sanctuary at St. Mark’s Church on May 25th to celebrate the life and everlasting work of poet-filmmaker Jonas Mekas.

Songs, odes, anecdotes, and reminiscences will be shared by Penny Arcade, Michel Auder, Vyt Bakaitis, Richard Barone, Phong Bui, Pola Chapelle, Jem Cohen, Bradley Eros, Bernard Garby, Bibbe Hansen, Brenda Iijima, Lillian Isabella, Ken Jacobs, Harmony Korine, Andy Lampert, Charles Lawrence, John Leland, Benn Northover, Ed Sanders, Julian Schnabel, Peter Sempel, P. Adams Sitney, Sparrow, Michael Stipe, Lynne Tillman, Now We Are Here Band (Matt Cole, Jonathon Haffner, Jennifer Harris, Kirk Knuffke, Panagiotis Mavridis, Dalius Naujo, Raha Raissnia, William Shore, and Kenny Wollesen), and more — plus video tributes from Joan Jonas and John Waters.

This event is free and open to the public.