We’re living in a time of legends, and what better way to examine our modern-day sagas than through The Poetry Project’s Spring Benefit – Epic Now: Epic Poetry for Epic Times. On Friday, May 10 and Saturday, May 11, 2013 The Poetry Project invites poets and performers to present their own translations and/or re-interpretations of an epic poem – modern or classic. From gallant to gritty, elevated to exaggerated, these epic remixes by some of your favorite artists strive to touch our shared humanity.
Susan Landers / “The Inferno” by Dante Alighieri, 1302
Erica Hunt / “Sunstone” by Octavio Paz, 1991
Matvei Yankelevich & Michael Barron / “Zangezi” by Velemir Khlebnikov, 1921
Shonni Enelow / “The Iliad” by Homer, 760 BC
Rodrigo Toscano and Joshua Liebowitz / “Spine” by Rodrigo Toscano, 2013
Hosted by John S.Hall
Corina Copp / “Descent of Alette” by Alice Notley, 1992
Tracie Morris / “Epic Of Gilgamesh” by The First Civilization, 2000 BC
Edwin Torres & Fawn Krieger, Ernesto Gomez, Sean Meehan / “Futopo” by Edwin Torres, 2013
Elliott Sharp & Janene Higgins / “The Cantos” by Ezra Pound, 1922
Hosted by Sean Cole
Both programs start at 8pm in the Sanctuary of St. Mark’s. $20 per event or both for $30. However, presales are available online for a $5 DISCOUNT!
Receptions on both nights with beer lovingly donated by Brooklyn Brewery.