Artistic Directors of The Poetry Project


Paul Blackburn gave a reading on September 22, 1966, and so began the Poetry Project at St. Mark’s Church-In-the-Bowery. The Project has been a major force in contemporary poetry for 45 years, and run by poets for all of those years. Please join us as we celebrate this aspect of our history by hearing from the poets who filled the role of Artistic Director with a short panel followed by a reading. With Anne Waldman, Ron Padgett, Bernadette Mayer, Eileen Myles, Ed Friedman, and Anselm Berrigan. We will also listen to recordings from founder Paul Blackburn and first Director Joel Oppenheimer. Talk moderated by MacGregor Card. Reading hosted by Stacy Szymaszek.

Talk (6:30 PM) & Reading (8 PM)