Portraits of poets who participated in Contemporary Poetry. Photos by Mariah Robertson.
Contemporary Poetry was a marathon reading featuring thirty emerging and established poets, which took place on May 10, 2014 at NADA New York. This is a podcast of the program with portraits of the poets by Mariah Robertson, which also serves as the announcement for Contemporary Poetry Too, a postscript to the first reading.
Participants for Contemporary Poetry included, in this order: Alina Gregorian (with Monica McClure), Ana Božičević, Andrew Durbin, Ben Fama, Billy Merrell, Corrine Fitzpatrick, Daniel Feinberg, Deanna Havas, Ed Spade, Dorothea Lasky, Elizabeth Reddin, Emily Skillings, Hansa Bergwall, Jamie Townsend, Joseph Bradshaw, Karen Lepri, Leopoldine Core, Matt Longabucco, not_I (Ana Božiĉević & Sophia Le Fraga), Monica McClure, Sophia Le Fraga (with Lanny Jordan Jackson), Paul Legault, Rickey Laurentiis, Saeed Jones, Simone Kearney, Ted Dodson, Zachary Pace, Stephen Motika, Svetlana Kitto, and Adam Fitzgerald.
Contemporary Poetry Too will function as an ongoing inquiry into the poet as artist. It will take place July 10th at the Andrew Edlin Gallery, from 6 to 8, with a reception afterward featuring special guest DJs S&M (Shannon Michael Cane & Matt Conners).
Participating poets for Contemporary Poetry Too include Alan Longino, Alina Gregorian, Angelo Nikolopoulos, Bianca Stone, Emily Skillings, Greg Purcell, Ishmael Klein, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Jess Arndt, Juliana Huxtable, not_I (Ana Božiĉević & Sophia Le Fraga), Paul Legault, Simone Kearny, Stephen Boyer, Willa Carroll, Sampson Starkweather, and Zachary Pace.
The Contemporary Poetry Series is curated by Sam Gordon, in collaboration with BOMB and NADA.