2008 Bay Area Poetry Marathon
"An ear and mind opener... this event delivers the real thing: edgy stuff, poetry with a real bite!" --SAN FRANCISCO magazine
For the fifth summer in a row, the Bay Area Poetry Marathon brings its exciting mix of innovative literary voices to The LAB. Since its 2001 inception in Boston, de la Perriere and Lease's Marathon has developed a national reputation among experimental poets; past readers have included Opal Palmer Adisa, Dodie Bellamy, Lee Ann Brown, Maxine Chernoff, Norma Cole, Diane DiPrima, Jewelle Gomez, Noah Eli Gordon, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Paul Hoover, Kevin Killian, Leslie Scalapino, Truong Tran, and many more.
May 17 readers include: Dana Gottlieb, LaTasha Diggs, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Matthew Shears, Israel Haros, and Richard Silberg. Upcoming summer 2008 events will feature Bin Ramke, Edward Foster, D.A. Powell, Truong Tran, Jennifer Scappettone, Chad Sweeney, Lorelei Lee, and others tba.