The Poetry Project

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M. Lamar and Joan La Barbara sing at the New Year’s Day Marathon
M. Lamar and Joan La Barbara sing at the New Year’s Day Marathon

MARATHON 2018 THANK YOUS

The Poetry Project Staff would like to extend a great THANK YOU to all those who donated their time, effort, energy, food, beverages, and books to help us raise $24,000 at the 44th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading. In addition to 135 performers and 145 volunteers (!!!), around 1,000 people showed up to celebrate
the power of poetry. We are so appreciative and moved. Hope to see you all this 2018!

Volunteers: Adam O’Reilly, Adeena Karasick, Adjua Greaves, Adrienne Raphel, Alexandra Sugarman, Andrew Gayle, Anna Gurton-Wachter, Anna Kreienberg, Annabel Lee, Ariel Goldberg, Arlo Quint, Ashley Fenstermaker, Atticus Fierman, Barbara Paulus, Batya Rosenblum, Becca Teich, Ben Fama, Betsy Fagin &
Theo Fagin-Mackie, Bill Considine, Brenda Coultas, Brenda Iijima, Brendan Lorber & Aurora McTague-Lorber, Bridget Talone, Brooke Stanley, Caelan Nardone, Camille Rankine, Carol Nissen, Carolyn Ferrucci, Cat Tyc, Chaya Vaynshteyn, Cheryl Fish, Chloe Zimmerman, Chris Way, Christa Angelios, Cliff Fyman, Connie Mae Oliver, Conor Messinger, Cori Hutchinson, Dave Morse, David Kirschenbaum, David J McCarthy, David Wilk, David Satkowski, Davy Knittle, Diana Rickard, Dorothy Friedman August, Douglas Rothschild, EJ McAdams, Elinor Nauen, Elizabeth Sanzari, Emily Toder, Emilyn Kowaleski, Erica Hunt, Erika Hodges, Erin Nagle, Farnoosh Fathi, Filip Marinovich, Florence Kindel, Francesca DeMusz, Gabe Kruis, Gabriella Gonzales,
Gabriella Rieger, Geoff Mottram, Hadley Gitto, Hailey Rozenberg, Hannah Tishkoff, Ian Dreiblatt, Ian Wilder, Jack Murray, Jackie Clark, Janna Dyk, Jeff Perkins, Jennifer Bartlett, Jennifer Nagle, Jillian McManemin, Jim Behrle, Jo Ann Wasserman, Jocelyn Kirsch, Joe Cosmo Cogen, John Barclay-Morton, John Coletti, John S Hall, John Kropa, Jon Allen, Jonathan Morrill, Josef Kaplan, Joshua Bianchi, Julia Barclay-Morton, Julie Turley, Katie Fowley, Katie Taylor, Katie Willingham, Katy Lederer, Karen Weiser and Sylvie Berrigan, erica kaufman, KB Jones, Kenyatta JP Garcia, Kevin Johnson, Kip Rose Miller, Kristin & Sophie Prevallet, Laura Nicoll, Laura Wilk, Laura Woltag, Linda Hayes, Lisa Rogal, Lisa Ozag, Lonely Christopher, Lynne DeSilva-Johnson, Maggie Zavgren, Marc Nasdor, Marcella Durand and Ismael, Marie La Vina, Marie-Helene Bertino, Mariette Lamson, Marlan Sigelman, Maryam Parhizkar, Maryjane Dunphy, Matt Longabucco, Matt Proctor, Maya Yu Zhang, Mel Elberg, Melissa Tolve, Meredith Starkman, Micaela Foley, Michael Honigberg, Myra Al-Rahim, Omotara James, Nada Gordon, Nat Roosa, Nina Puro, Olivia Grayson, Phoebe Lifton, Purvi Shah, Rachel Galperin, Rachel Valinsky, Sara Akant, Sarah Anne Wallen, Sarah Sarai, Sarah Safaie, Shane Hanlon, Shanxing Wang, Simi Best, Stephanie Gray, Sue Landers, Ted Dodson, Tenaya Nasser-Frederick, Terrence Arjoon, Tom Savage,
Tracey McTague, Tyler Morse, Vera Linder, Viktorsha Uliyanova, and Will Edmiston

Food Donors: Two Boots Pizza, Veselka, Otto’s Tacos, Sobaya, S’Mac, Porto Rico Coffee, Heather Dumond, Gillian McCain, Douglas Rothschild, and Bob Rosenthal and Don Yorty. And a very, very big thank you to Phil Hartman of Two Boots Pizza for expertly coordinating food and beverage donations for the third year in a row!

Book Donors: Akashic Books, Argos Books, Belladonna*, BookThug, Lee Ann Brown, Burning Deck, City Lights Books, Coffee House Press, Commune Editions, Edge, Fence, Fewer & Further Press, Philip Foster,
Futurepoem, Graywolf, Litmus, New Directions, Noemi Press, Operating System, Portable Press @ Yo-Yo Labs, Pressed Wafer, Rescue Press, Roof, Solid Objects, The Song Cave, Susan Mills Artist Books, Tender Buttons, Ugly Duckling Presse, United Artists / Angel Hair, Wave Books, Wesleyan, Wonder, and YesYes Books

Audio: James Barickman, Jim Behrle, Matty D’Angelo

Lights: Carol Mullins, Leo Janks

Video: Robert O’Haire

Photography: Ted Roeder

Marathon Guest Hosts: CA Conrad, Ariel Goldberg, Bob Holman, Patricia Spears Jones, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, & Camille Rankine

Additional Staff Support: Mel Elberg, Judah Rubin

Poster & Program Art: KB Jones

Nicole Sealey and Elizabeth Willis read at the New Year’s Day Marathon
Nicole Sealey and Elizabeth Willis read at the New Year’s Day Marathon

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