The Spare Room’s 100th Reading: January 25, 2009

image courtesy of Peaches and Bats

The Spare Room reading series celebrates seven years of presenting experimental writing in Portland with a marathon hundredth reading.

Sunday, January 25th
starting at 2:00 pm

Spare Room organizers past and present (with friends) will read 100 Poems by 100 Poets from the Past 100 Years

From Helen Adam to Louis Zukofsky, from Futurism to Personism, from Hiroshima to Blackhawk Island, from a Polish count to a Peruvian communist, from Dada to MoMA, from prisoners of war to secret agents, from mimeographers to bloggers . . . come hear a small but representative slice of the extraordinary range of poetries practiced in the past century!

Readers will include:
David Abel, Meredith Blankinship, Joseph Bradshaw, Alicia Cohen, Gale Czerski, Laura Feldman, Patrick
Hartigan, Lindsay Hill, Rodney Koeneke, Maryrose Larkin, Sam Lohmann, Jesse Morse, Mark Owens & crew*,
Chris Piuma, Dan Raphael, James Yeary
* sound poetry performers:
Leo & Anna Daedalus, Tony Christy, Linda Austin, Lisa Radon with Neville, Molly, & Oskar and more . . .

Reading poems by:
Helen Adam, Charles Amirkhanian, Guillaume Apollinaire, Hugo Ball, Ted Berrigan, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Robin Blaser, Nicole Brossard, Basil Bunting, Anne Carson, Constantine Cavafy, Joseph Ceravolo, Theresa Hak Kyung Cha, Inger Christiansen, Robert Creeley, Beverly Dahlen, Robert Desnos, H.D., Francois Dufrene, Robert Duncan, Russell Edson, Jennifer Crystal Fang-Chien, Kevin Goodan, Linda Gregg, Bill Griffiths, Barbara Guest, Carla Harryman, Dick Higgins, Ake Hodell, Fanny Howe, Susan Howe, Philip Jenks, Karen Kelley, Aleksei Kruchenyk, Gerrit Lansing, Jackson Mac Low, Bernadette Mayer, Marianne Moore, Christian Morgenstern, Harryette Mullen, Susan Smith Nash, bp nichol, Lorine Niedecker, Alice Notley, Frank O’Hara, George Oppen, Michael Palmer, Bob Perelman, Dennis Phillips, Laura Riding, Joan Retallack, Gerhard Rühm, Diana Saenz, Frank Samperi, Aram Saroyan, Kurt Schwitters, David Shapiro, Charles Sharpe, Ron Silliman, Gustaf Sobin, Jack Spicer, Gertrude Stein, Wallace Stevens, Rhett Stuart, Cole Swenson, John Taggart, Nathaniel Tarn, Alberta Turner, César Vallejo, Lew Welch, Hannah Weiner, Jonathan Williams, William Carlos Williams, C.D. Wright, Araki Yasusada, Louis Zukofsky, and many more!

For more information please contact Paul Middendorf