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At the Bay Area Poetry Marathon, poets from across the U.S. and the Bay Area celebrate innovative poetry in a series of readings throughout the summer.

Join at the first BAPM event of the summer to hear a fantastic assembly of emerging & established writers.

2019 Bay Area Poetry Marathon

Saturday, June 8
Guest co-curators: Eric Dolan & Lisa Wenzel

  • Tongo Eisen-Martin
  • Jennifer Elise Foerster
  • Stacy Johnson
  • Jevohn Newsome
  • Linda Norton
  • Djenanway Se-Gahan
  • Hunter Thomas
  • Lisa Wenzel
  • Maw Shein Win

Saturday, July 20
Curator: Tongo Eisen-Martin
Readers: TBA

Saturday, September 28
100 Thousand Poets For Change / Bay Area Poetry Marathon joint event
Curator: Donna de la Perrière
Readers: TBA

Doors open at 7 pm. Readings begin at 7:30 pm sharp.

Co-founded and curated by poet Donna de la Perrière, the Marathon began in Boston in 2001 and has taken place in various gallery and performance venues around San Francisco, including Alley Cat Books, Artists’ Television Access, The Emerald Tablet, The Lab, & The Writer’s Studio at California College of the Arts, since 2004.

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