The Poetry Project’s 50th Anniversary Gala

Please join The Poetry Project as we launch our first ever gala in celebration of our 50th Anniversary. The gala will honor poet and former Artistic Director of The Poetry Project, Anne Waldman. With performances by Laurie Anderson, Yoshiko Chuma, and LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs.


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7 – 8pm // Cocktails and hors d’oeuvres 
8 – 9pm // Toasts by Ron Padgett and Eleni Sikelianos and performances, hosted by Bob Holman
9:30pm – midnight // After party with DJ A. Radovski

Anne Waldman has published more than 40 books of poetry, including the monumental feminist epic, The Iovis Trilogy (Coffee House Press, 2011). She is a poet and teacher, and with Allen Ginsberg co-founded the Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado in 1974. She was the Artistic Director of The Poetry Project from 1968-1978. Over the course of her career, Waldman has been an active member of the Outrider experimental poetry community as a writer, performer, collaborator, professor, editor, scholar, and cultural/political activist. To learn more, visit her website: annewaldman.org

Laurie Anderson is a performance artist, composer, and writer whose work explores a remarkable range of media and subject matter.

Yoshiko Chuma (conceptual artist, choreographer/artistic director of The School of Hard Knocks) has been a firebrand in the post-modern dance scene of New York City since the 1980s.

A writer, vocalist and sound artist, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs is the author of TwERK (Belladonna, 2013). She was born and raised in Harlem.

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– S P O N S O R S H I P –

If you are interested in being a gala sponsor, pledge online or send a check to The Poetry Project at 131 E 10th St, New York, NY, 10003 in one of the amounts below. For more information contact Laura at lh@poetryproject.org.

Epic Sponsor – $10,000
Fifteen (15) tickets
Acknowledgement on website and in email and print invitations
Acknowledgement in slideshow at event
One (1) year-long $95 Supporting Membership to The Poetry Project
Full portfolio (5) of 50th Anniversary prints (limited edition & signed)

Visionary Sponsor – $7,500
Twelve (12) tickets
Acknowledgement on website and in email and print invitations
Acknowledgement in slideshow at event
One (1) year-long $95 Supporting Membership to The Poetry Project
Four (4) 50th Anniversary prints (choose from a portfolio of five, limited edition & signed)

Truth-Teller Sponsor – $5,000
Ten (10) tickets
Acknowledgement on website and in email and print invitations
Acknowledgement in slideshow at event
One (1) year-long $95 Supporting Membership to The Poetry Project
Three (3) 50th Anniversary prints (choose from a portfolio of five, limited edition & signed)

Futurist Sponsor – $2,500
Four (4) tickets
Acknowledgement on website and in email and print invitations
Acknowledgement in slideshow at event
One (1) year-long $95 Supporting Membership to The Poetry Project
Two (2) 50th Anniversary prints (choose from a portfolio of five, limited edition & signed)

Innovator Sponsor – $1,000
Three (3) tickets
Acknowledgement on website and in email and print invitations
Acknowledgement in slideshow at event
One (1) year-long $95 Supporting Membership to The Poetry Project
One (1) 50th Anniversary print (choose from a portfolio of five, limited edition & signed)

Community-Builder Sponsor – $500
Two (2) tickets
One (1) year-long $95 Supporting Membership to The Poetry Project

Gala Sponsorship

Purchase

GALA SPONSORS

Truth-Teller:
Committee on Poetry
Carroll, Guido & Groffman, LLP
Anonymous

Community-Builder:
McNally Jackson Books
Elinor Nauen & Johnny Stanton
Nine Cakes

Innovator:
Annabel Lee
Stephen Facey
Justin Jamail
Ingram

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GALA HOST COMMITTEE

Chair: Rosemary Carroll
Co-Chair: Elinor Nauen
Lee Ann Brown and Tony Torn
Yoshiko Chuma
William Corbett
Will Creeley
Ted Dodson
Stephen Facey
E. Tracy Grinnell
Molly Gross
Bob Holman
Vincent Katz
Nathan Kernan and Thomas Whitridge
Annabel Lee
Rachel Levitsky
Gillian McCain
Anna Moschovakis
Eileen Myles
Tracie Morris
James Sherry
Patricia Spears Jones
Pat Steir
Judy Hussie-Taylor & Steven Taylor
Edwin Torres