Spring Benefit – Epic Now: Poetry for Epic Times

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.


Friday’s program:

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

Saturday’s program:

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!

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Receptions on both nights with beer lovingly donated by Brooklyn Brewery.


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