WRECKstasy Reading #1

Nov 17, 2018

2:00PM - 4:00PM

SOHO20 Gallery

Curated by Betsy Andrews, in conjunction with the solo exhibition WRECKstasy by Soho20 member by Eva Mantell

Wreckstasy: a look at the way the earth heals its deep wounds and begins again with more complexity, a model for describing the living nature of grief of all kinds. 

Wine! Cookies! Raffle prizes! Art! Poetry!

Free admission. Find more info here.


The 45th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading

Jan 1, 2019

Time: TBA

The Poetry Project

“There are three things to consider when the New Year’s Day Poetry Marathon sweeps you into its gracefully uncouth embrace – what it is, what it was, and who you will be when it’s over. An untamed gathering of the heart’s secret, wild nobility – over 140 poets together revealing not just that a better life could exist, but that it already does, sexy and wise, rancorous and sweet, big hearted and mad as hell. An avenging engine of resistance and eager vehicle of the nascent year. The Marathon measures its success through insurrectionist reframings of the universe, an in-it-together courage that crafts a community out of the riot of lineages and traditions we all emerge from. This collective effort also helps fund as many as 65 additional events every year. It’s our largest fundraiser, and arguably the most inspired ongoing literary event in the city.

This year’s performers include: Andrea Abi-Karam, Ammiel Alcalay, Justin Allen, Julie Alsop, Jonathan Aprea, Ed Askew, Daisy Atterbury, James Barickman, J. Mae Barizo, Peter BD, Jim Behrle, Anselm Berrigan, The Blow, Fabrienne Bottero, Lee Ann Brown & Janice Lowe, Yoshiko Chuma, Lauren Clark, Todd Colby, John Coletti, CA Conrad, Lydia Cortes, Brenda Coultas, Alex Cuff, Kyle Dacuyan, Matty D’Angelo, Ted Dodson, r erica doyle, Anaïs Duplan, Marcella Durand, Mel Elberg, Betsy Fagin, Will Farris, Avram Fefer, Camonghne Felix, Jack Ferver, Jennifer Firestone, Jameson Fitzpatrick, Dorothy Friedman August, Kay Gabriel, John Godfrey, Phoebe Greer, Diana Hamilton, Marwa Helal, Barbara Henning, Laura Henriksen, Erika Hodges, Bob Holman, Sophia Hussain, Cori Hutchinson, Omotara James, Paolo Javier, Pierre Joris, Millie Kapp & Matt Scalzi, Vincent Katz, erica kaufman, Amy King, Anna Koeienberg, Yaz Lancaster, Sue Landers, Denizé Lauture, Rachel Levitsky, Matt Longabucco, Erin Market, Filip Marinovich, Douglas A. Martin, Eline Marx (teknikal issues), Andriniki Mattis, Jillian McManemin, Caits Meissner, Carley Moore, Dave Morse, Stephen Motika, Sahar Muradi, Uche Nduka, Peter Neeley, Precious Okoyomon, Laura Ortman, Nicky Paraiso, Trace Peterson, Nicole Peyrafitte, Matt Proctor & Sarah Safaie, Lorelei Ramirez, El Roy Red, Batya Rosenblum, Bob Rosenthal, Douglas Rothschild, Judah Rubin, John Rufo, George Emilio Sanchez, Tina Satter, Tom Savage, Simon Schuchat, Purvi Shah, Jayson Smith, Sean D. Henry Smith, Pamela Sneed, Patricia Spears Jones, St. Mark’s Choir, Tammy Faye Starlite, Max Steele, Sara Jane Stoner, Bridget Talone, Susie Timmons, Edwin Torres, Tony Towle, Cat Tyc, Viktorsha Uliyanova, Aldrin Valdez, Cecilia Vicuna, Anna Vitale, Morgan Vo, Asiya Wadud, Anne Waldman with Fast Speaking Music, Nicole Wallace, Lewis Warsh, Jacqueline Waters, Rachael Wilson, Chavisa Woods, Matvei Yankelevich, The Double Yews , Don Forty, Sparrow / Foamola, and more TBA."

Find tickets here.

Selected Previous Events


Poetry Conversations: A Reading at Cave Canem with Camille Rankine, Brooklyn Nov 14, 2016

Say Yes Electric Collective, Three's Brewing, Brooklyn Jan 21, 2017

The Poetry Project, St Mark's Church, NYC, Feb 1, 2017

COUPLET - a Quarterly Reading Series & Social, The Delancey, NYC April 21, 2017

Poetic Queens with Newton Literary, Queens Library at Sunnyside branch, Queens April 8, 2017

Writing Across Cultures: A Reading at Cave Canem with Joseph O. Legaspi, Brooklyn May 2, 2017

The Recluse #13 Launch Party, The Poetry Project, St Mark's Church, NYC May 24, 2017

Lamprohonic: Emerging Writers Series, Bar Thalia, NYC June 2, 2017

Open Studio 2017: SOMA Artists Studio Tour with Ananda Lima, Maplewood NJ June 4, 2017

Newton Literary: Issue 10 Launch Reading, Socrates Sculpture Park, June 25, 2017

Honeysuckle Magazine: HERS issue Launch, Norwood Club NYC, July 26, 2017

2017 Lambda Literary Writer's Retreat Reading Series, West Hollywood Library, WEHO Aug 9, 2017

In This Body: with Say Yes Electric Collective & Seventh Wave, Dixon Place Brooklyn, Aug 15, 2017

The Other Side of Violet Anthology Release Party, Great Weather for Media, NYC Aug 17, 2017

Cool As F*** Reading Series, Pete's Candy Store, Brooklyn Aug 22, 2017

Poetry 99 - Monthly Poetry Reading Series, Spoonbills & Sugartowpn Booksellers, Brooklyn Sept 11, 2017

XXO Reading ft. DJ Ashtray and All His Friends, BGSQD, NYC, Oct 13, 2017

Cooper Wilhelm presents Dumbheart/Stupidface, WORD Brooklyn, Dec 2, 2017

Love Within Love Anthology Launch, Spoonbill & Sugartown, Brooklyn, Dec 11, 2017

The 44th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading, The Poetry Project, January 1, 2018

The Voices of #MeToo, Spoonbill Books, Brooklyn, January 24, 2018

American Chordata, Issue 6 Launch Reading, Housing Works Bookstore, February 1, 2018

Launch Party for Candace Williams' Spells for Black Wizards, Ace Hotel New York, February 5, 2018

Paperback Launch for Abandon Me, by Melissa Febos, Books Are Magic, February 16, 2018

Sinister Wisdom 107: We Are the Revolution, Leslie- Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, February 27, 2018

Hostos Community College Reading Series, Bronx NY, March 13, 2018

The Future of Queens Poetry 2018: a Benefit for Newtown Literary Alliance, Queens NYC, March 18, 2018

At The Inkwell NYC Poetry, KGB Bar & Lit Mag, NYC, April 11, 2018

NYC | Sunday Salon, Von, NYC, April 15, 2018

At The Inkwell NYC Poetry, KGB Bar & Lit Mag, NYC, April 11, 2018

MIXER Series, Our Wicked Lady, NYC, April 18, 2018

Pen America: World Voices Festival | CLMP Press Fest, Washington Mews, NYC, April 20, 2018

Launch Reading for Laura Buccieri’s On Being Mistaken, Berl’s Brooklyn Poetry Shop, April 18, 2018

The Rally Reading Series, Pete’s Candy Store, May 3, 2018

No, Dear *States* Launch Reading, LA SALA at Cantina Royal, May 11, 2018

Picasso Machinery, NYC, May 18, 2018

The Rally Reading Series, Pete’s Candy Store, May 3, 2018

QT: Rainbows Across the Diaspora, Dixon Place, NYC, May 22, 2018

Brackish, NYC, June 21, 2018

Pride Reading: curated by Melissa Febos, Bluestockings Activist Cafe, NYC, June 26, 2018

Cave Canem Presents SOUL OF A NATION at Brooklyn Museum, NYC, Nov 3, 2018

WRECKstasy, SOHO20 Gallery, NYC, Nov 17, 2018


Queens Writes Weekend: "Write Without Fear" workshop with Newton Literary, Queens May 20, 2017