Friday, December 23

Two Generous Engagements from Galatea Resurrects #17

Jim McCrary and Tom Beckett have written lovely reviews of The Name of This Intersection is Frost and of Marrowing for Galeta Resuurects #17 . I'm so happy they've engaged my work, and happy to be among so many friends and fellow poet travelers.

Tuesday, December 20

Tender Buttons Comics Now!


Objects-a selection of comic note cards from Tender Buttons, drawn by Sandra Gibbons, is now available. 
$18 postage paid via  Paypal
        
12 comic 5 X 7 note cards and envelopes packaged in a gift box
Edition of 200

$18 including shipping ($3 flat rate)




Tuesday, November 29

Larkin and LeHew at DIVA's A New Poetry, Eugene December 3rd 7:30

DIVA's A New Poetry
ESAP office 224 East 11th
Eugene, Oregon 97401 (541) 344-3482
www.divacenter.org
December 3
Saturday - 7:30 pm
Donations Welcome
DIVA is please to host the “A New Poetry” series with Maryrose Larkin
and Laura LeHew at 7:30 PM on December 3rd at the Eugene Store Front 
Art Project Office 224 E. 11th.

Portland poet Maryrose Larkin is author of Book of Ocean (ie press), The Name of this Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books), Darc (FLASH+CARD), and Marrowing (airfoil). Her next book, The Identification of Ghosts, is forthcoming from Chax Press. She is a member of the Spare Room Collective, as well as a co-editor of Flash+Card press.

 Maryrose is interested in  moving through the procedural into the unknowable.

Laura LeHew is an award winning Eugene poet with over 350 poems appearing in over 150 national and international journals and anthologies such as Criminal Class Press, Eleven Eleven, Filling Station, Gargoyle Magazine, PANK, Uncanny Valley and Vagabondage Press’ Lyrotica anthology.

LeHew is the President of the Oregon Poetry Association and is on the steering committee for the Lane Literary Guild. LeHew was a guest editor for The Medulla and currently edits Uttered Chaos.

Friday, October 28

Saturday: Gorrick and Larkin at Evergreen State College


Experiments in Text invites you to a reading and discussion with poets
Anne Gorrick & Maryrose Larkin
This Saturday @ 7pm in Sem II A1105
Maryrose Larkin is author of Book of OceanThe Name of this Intersection is FrostDarc, and Marrowing. Her next book, The Identification of Ghosts, is forthcoming from Chax Press. She is a member of the Spare Room Collective, as well as a co-editor of Flash+Card press. Maryrose is interested in using new and old technology to move through the procedural into the unknowable"



Anne Gorrick is the author of I-Formation (Book One) (Shearman Books, 2010), the forthcoming I-Formation (Book Two), andKyotologic (also from Shearsman Books, 2008).  She collaborated with artist Cynthia Winika to produce a limited edition artists’ book, “Swans, the ice,” she said, funded by the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, NY and the New York Foundation for the Arts.  Images of her visual art can be found here

She curates the reading series Cadmium Text, which focuses on innovative writing from in and around New York’s Hudson Valley (www.cadmiumtextseries.blogspot.com).  She also co-curates the electronic poetry journal Peep/Show with poet Lynn Behrendt (www.peepshowpoetry.blogspot.com), which is a “taxonomic exercise in  textual and visual seriality.”

The event is co-sponsored by the PRESS Literary Arts & Politics series.

Tuesday, October 11

Caffinated Art: Abel,Yeary, Larkin at 3 Friends, October 17th, 7 pm


David Abel is the author of the chapbooks Commonly (Airfoil),While You Were In and Let Us Repair (disposable books, with Leo & Anna Daedalus), and Black Valentine (Chax); a full-length collection is forthcoming in 2012 from Chax Press in Tucson. With Sam Lohmann, he publishes the Airfoil chapbook series. He has devised numerous solo and collaborative performance, film, and intermedia projects; a member of the Spare Room reading series (now in its tenth year), he teaches classes in reading and writing poetry at the Multnomah Arts Center, where he is also the coordinator of the Literary Arts program.
James Yeary is publisher of the little press c_L, and is a frequent correspondent of Nate Orton’s My Day zine series. For reading series Spare Room he has organized an afternoon of poetry for multiple voices and a marathon reading of The Maximus Poems of Charles Olson. He was born in the early afternoon, the point of the day he prefers to be done writing.
Maryrose Larkin is author of Book of OceanThe Name of this Intersection is FrostDarcInverse and Marrowing. Her next book,The Identification of Ghosts, is forthcoming from Chax Press. She is a member of the Spare Room Collective, as well as a co-editor of Flash+Card Press. Maryrose is interested in using new and old technology to move through the procedural into the unknowable.

Thursday, October 6

Group Reading: Oregon Coast Council for the Arts

I'll be part of this reading tomorrow. In the remote chance you are on the central Oregon Coast, please join us!


Oregon Coast Council for the Arts
777 NW Beach Drive, Newport · (541) 265-6540
Oct. 7, 4pm


“PICTURES AND WORDS: Ekphrastic Poems & the Art of Robert Tomlinson & 13 Oregon Poets”

The Oregon Coast Council for the Arts hosts “Pictures & Words, Ekphrastic Poems & the Art” highlighting Robert Tomlinson’s paintings from three series completed over the last seven years: “Coda,” “Subjects Not Objects” and “E.” All are made with oil stick, pastel, chalk, pencil and acrylic paint on 30” x 44” archival paper. 

In his abstract images, there is evidence of Tomlinson’s unique vocabulary of shapes. He refers to these as his own private language, created from the subconscious but inspired by many visual marks easily seen every day – from the backs of trucks, clouds, and water patterns on the street to shapes in a garden and graffiti.  

“Ekphrasis,” writing that comments upon another art form, is the rhetorical device in which one medium of art tries to relate to another. Oregon poets David Abel, Karen Clausel, Jennifer Coleman, Lydia Foster, Maryrose Larkin, Laura LeHew, Nancy Carol Moody, Eileen Peterson, Kathryn Ridall, Jenny Root, Joanna Rosinska, Standard Schaefer and James Yeary have written poetry in response to Tomlinson’s artwork. 

Thursday, September 22

INFK: Tuesday September 27th: Maryrose Larkin, Amanda Huckins, and musical guest Animal Eyes

IF NOT FOR KIDNAP POETRY

Tuesday September 27th: Maryrose Larkin, Amanda Huckins, and musical guest Animal Eyes


A living room poetry reading series generally on the last Tuesday of every monthCurated by Donald Dunbar and Jamalieh Haley

3968 SE Mall St., Upper Floors
Portland, OR 97202

All are welcome

Two poets and a band. That's right: we give you continuity, structure, and (most importantly) heuristicality. Within this format you will get two women of discrete topology, and a band in temporal flux. Come on--let's compare our own exciting lives with the exciting life we all create at Kidnap at 7:30.

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Ore. where she works as a donor researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009), The Name of this Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010), and Marrowing (Airfoil, 2011).
Maryrose is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is currently working on "Twenty Questions for Five Masters" a play for Language Master and voice.


Amanda Huckins is a poet who lives partially plunged into the ground of Portland, Oregon. Another poet said of her: "I feel like [Amanda is] the Hubble telescope and some, like, space rock flew into [her] f*cking up all [her] sensors but uhh, [she is] still collecting data and the data is damaged in such a way that it is actually much more interesting and uhh you know, useful than the previous data but it's also difficult to read/understand". It may sound like she’s mentally incapacitated, but she most likely is not. Either way, she letterpressed and sewed together a chapbook called Contorted Stone, and she regularly engages in passive and/or immediate collaborations using Google Docs.

Animal Eyes is a Portland, Oregon band. They’re in the process of recording their first album. There are songs about what it’s like to be leaving home at the beginning of a new century, only a few years before the world is supposed to end, about growing older and realizing how important it is to learn from our collective past, to have a collective past, to have family, and about living in cycles with the earth; to be born, to live, and to rest in the ground when we’re done.
www.animaleyesband.com

Wednesday, August 10

Sam Lohmann's Stand On This Picnic Bench and Face North

I'm so happy to announce that Sam Lohnmann's book is available from the very interesting 


Congratulations Sam!

Sunday, August 7

Poetry on the Piazza: Spare Room

Poetry on the Piazza: Spare Room

 

 

Monday, August 8
7:00 pm

Director Park
SW Park between Yamhill and Taylor
Free

Current Spare Room reading series curators James Yeary, Jen Coleman, Sam Lohmann, Maryrose Larkin, Endi Hartigan, and David Abel will read in this installment of the "Poetry on the Piazza" summer series, cosponsored by the Multnomah Arts Center and Director Park.

For more information, visit directorpark.org or call 503-823-8087.

Friday, August 5

15 minute poems away, away

I've radically rewrote the 15 minute poems for my new manuscript The Identification of Ghosts so I'm taking them down.

For those new to the blog, the 15 minute poem project went on during late March and April 2011. I wrote a poem in 15 minutes a day, every day and posted them here. I've gone on to use them as source text. (self as self source text as source text), and written a book length poem where these early drafts were the springboard.

I'm also taking down the blogging bach pieces for the same reason, and they morphed into Marrowing.

 

Friday, July 22

I'll Drown My Book coming out August 23rd

I'm grateful to be a part of this wonderful Les Figues project---



The press is running a Kickstarter campaign here There is a terrific video on the Kickstarter page

Monday, June 27

Reviewers?

I'm looking for reviewers for The Name of This Intersection is Frost and Marrowing. If  you are interested please let me know, and I'll send you out a copy.





Saturday, June 18

6/25: Jennifer Bartlett, margareta waterman and Maryrose Larkiin at Market Day Poetry Series

Jennifer Bartlett, Maryrose Larkin and margareta waterman

June 25th, 2011, Noon, at

St. Johns Booksellers Market Day Poetry Series
8622 N Lombard.
Portland, Ore.

Series curated by Dan Raphael, and hosted by Maryrose Larkin

Jennifer Bartlett
was a 2005 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. Her collections include Derivative of the Moving Image (UNM Press 2007), Anti-Autobiography: A Chapbook Designed by Andrea Baker (Saint Elizabeth Street/Youth-in-Asia Press 2010) and (a) lullaby without any music (Chax 2011).

margareta waterman dabbles in all the arts, and mixes them up when she can; her best love, always, is words, and the multiple ways they dance.  from this naturally followed creating and producing live theatre, books, recordings, archives and so on, for herself and colleagues.  now semi-retired in the oregon woods, she maintains a small presence in portland and seattle.

Maryrose Larkin is the author of several books, the most recent of which is Marrowing (Airfoil, 2011). She is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press.
From a retranslation of The Chronicles of the Guayaki Indians

and if this parasitic existence
should go on for too long of a time

he will be left at the foot of a tree
before a fire

there he must wait patiently
for death
 
the waiting may or may not be long
but an old man is not a strong man

and the process will move quickly
he has turned nature upside down

in his attempt to draw the moon
closer to the sea

he must suffer for his wanderings
it is this suffering that he has created

he is forced to pay for this reversal
 
Jennifer Bartlett

4/29/11 No: 1 Interpet 9m 17s

This section is missing citations
an axe fell from the sky

decoding   dreamer
assigning cures 
from the day’s residue

schools of thought
discuss  the process of  meaning  

ascribe the dream
to part of the human
and part of the animal

Maryrose Larkin
 
i am not a poet because i write poems
i am a poet because
everything
is grist for the mill
that grinds me into illumination
until only words are left

whether i like it or not

Margareta Waterman

Tuesday, June 14

TRUITT+LARKIN+WOLACH IN VANCOUVER BC TONIGHT!

The Kootenay School of Writing Presents

Sam TRUITT + Maryrose LARKIN + David WOLACH

8pm
Tuesday June 14, 2011

People's Coop Books
1391 Commercial Drive
Vancouver

*****

SAM TRUITT is the author of Vertical Elegies 6: Street Mete, Vertical Elegies: Three Works, Vertical Elegies 5: The Section, The Song of Rasputin, Anamorphosis Eisenhower, and Blazon. Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan, and holds degrees from Kenyon College, Brown University and the University at Albany. He currently teaches in the Language and Thinking Workshop at Bard College and is Managing Director of Station Hill Press in the Hudson Valley, where he lives. For more on Truitt, including his AV works, go to www.samtruitt.org 

*
1 from Verticle Elegies 5: The Section

my first discovery of nature was through television
 
on the roughly cemented brick wall out back a block of sunlight
the world began to take its form in and will
 
task the mind

a scherzo of branches flung crisscrossing into the sky 
that is not a human but a mirror
 
all our lives we have sacrificed to the golden calf
braced with coffee and semen like the heroes of old
where the dirt's been rubbed away
 
being a ploughperson of thought at the cutting
explosions the wind littered with candy wrappers
 
the night soft and clear, no wind blows quiet
the cracks which although beautiful are hang-ups
 
but it would have been so different if only we had wrecked
a few miles downriver
***

MARYROSE LARKIN lives in Portland, Ore. where she works as a donor researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009), The Name of this Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010), and Marrowing (Airfoil, 2011)
Larkin is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is currently working on  "Twenty Questions for Five Masters" a play for Language Master and voice.

*
from MARROWING

Broken how                                                
and I cant
 
grey blinked
and mixed into                       
 
then less than against
her crossing ladder  alone              
 
the sentence swimming           
until the concrete cracked
 
joy contained wilder
a self-eyed wave
 
reading as reading
greater than
 
spinning or standing
less than cell
spun framed and found

***

DAVID WOLACH is editor of Wheelhouse Magazine & Press and an active participant in Nonsite Collective. Wolach's first full-length collection, Occultations, has just been published by Black Radish Books. Other books include the multi-media transliteration plus chapbook, Prefab Eulogies Volume 1: Nothings Houses (BlazeVox [books], 2010), the full-length Hospitalogy (chapbook of the same title forth. from Scantily Clad Press, 2011), and book alter(ed) (Ungovernable Press, 2009). A former union organizer and performing artist, Wolach's work often begins as site-specific and interactive performance and ends up as shaped, written language. Recent work appears in or is forthcoming from Jacket, Augfabe, P-Queue, Try Magazine, No Tell Motel, and Little Red Leaves. Wolach is professor of text arts, poetics, and aesthetics at The Evergreen State College, co-curating the PRESS Text Arts & Radical Politics Series there, and is visiting professor in Bard College's Workshop In Language & Thinking. Wolach is currently touring with the experimental music-sound text ensemble Performance Research Group, performing Kenneth Gaburo's opus Maledetto, as well as original works.


Postoral Poetics of Holiday Inn Express from Hospitalogy
 
on the lamp that is hanged 
dear

cathexis glaze,

eulard was an asshole-
no who am i shouts hang
 
at your pool's edge we can
joke

about the deep end.

i ordered chicken
wings to flap after midnight,
 
had to devour a devour-
ing mode, mastication is not
 
speaking
like you,

in the morning a newspaper
went unread

i must be
from a small town.

among our easily
vacuumed hallway carpets
 
how they smell
of hair closeup and without

obligation,
i am sure of one thing:
 
absent destination
beyond icemachine
 
and those flat 
un-answered

paper flowers,
hot spreads
 
of daily atrocity
in 300 words or less,
 
our language is a future
misunderstanding
***


Tuesday, June 7

Seattle Reading This Saturday at Hedreen Gallery 5:30

[Poetry w/ Sam Truitt (NYC) and Maryrose Larkin (PDX)]
Saturday, June 11 · 5:30pm - 6:30pm
       
The Hedreen Gallery
At Seattle University
901 12th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122
       
A reading organized by David Wolach, originally slated for Pilot Books (r.i.p.)

Sam Truitt was born in Washington, DC, and raised there and in Tokyo, Japan. He is the author of the forthcoming Vertical Elegies 6: Street Mete (Station Hill, 2011) and the previously published Vertical Elegies: Three Works (UDP, 2008), Vertical Elegies 5: The Section (Georgia, 2003) and Anamorphosis Eisenhower (Lost Roads, 1998), among other books. An excerpt of Raton Rex (from Three Works) was selected by Robert Creeley for 2002 Best American Poetry (Scribner), and his work has also been anthologized in A Best of Fence: The First Nine Years (Fence Books, 2009) American Poetry: The Next Generation (Carnegie Mellon, 2000). His writing is in a semi-permanent installation at the Paramount Hotel's Whiskey Bar, designed by Philippe Starck, off Times Square in New York City.

For more Truitt, see ubu.com or samtruitt.org

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Ore. where she works as a donor researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006), Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean (i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009), The Name of this Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010), and Marrowing (Airfoil, 2011). Maryrose is also one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press.

She is currently working on "Twenty Questions for Five Masters" a play for Language Master and voice.

Monday, May 23

New Portland Press c_L

The following is from fellow spare room collective member James Yeary who just published spare room member Sam Lohmann's new chapbook. The book as object and the book as poem are wonderful and idiosyncratic. Buy and enjoy!


c_L has released it's second chapbook!

Lines on Canvas or What I Know or Have Seen of His Life

by Sam Lohmann

Lohmann's Lines on Canvas are a collection of lines drawn to the end of breath. From the referential object found by Sam in his exploration of the landscape, this time from the vantage of the idea of the painter. Each line is drawn from a singularity in text to its possible extent in the world, as Sam has culled it from one biographer looking at an other. That other being the painter C├ęzanne, from the eye and mouth of his friend Joachim Gasquet.

   From the overbearing sky
   He produced atrocious studies
   In the attic a canvas of hole
s

This chapbook is an excerpt from a full-length work that should appear later in the year. Lines on Canvas is available from the publisher for $8 domestic mail.

Send a check or well-concealed cash to

James Yeary
2947 E. Burnside
Portland, OR 97214

also:

Phoebe Wayne's Lovejoy is still available.

c_L's first publication, Lovejoy's several narrative threads each take a different perspective on the construction, presence and decay of Portland's Lovejoy columns, a series of "outsider" architecture that have been disappeared from the Portland cityscape since the WPA projects of the 1950s that helped bring them into the world.

Both chapbooks feature letterpress printed covers and hand-sewn binding.

Lovejoy is available for $6 domestic mail.

Monday, May 9

Congratulations to The Switch

The Switch Reading Art & Music Series held a successful fundraiser to have this reading. What a great 

thing for Portland! Congrats!


Hoa Nguyen & Jesse Morse 5/14 @ 6:30 p.m.

The Switch Reading, Art, and Music Series is happy to announce the successful result of our Kickstarter fundraising campaign! Thanks to generous donations from members of the community, the poet Hoa Nguyen of Austin, Texas, will be reading with local poet Jesse Morse on May 14 at 6:30 p.m. 

Nguyen was born in the Mekong Delta, raised in the DC area, and studied poetics in San Francisco. With poet Dale Smith, she edits the journal and book imprint Skanky Possum. She is the author of eight books and chapbooks including Chinaberry (Fact Simile, 2010), Kiss A Bomb Tattoo (Effing, 2009) and Hecate Lochia (Hot Whiskey, 2009). She currently lives in Austin, where she curates a reading series and teaches creative writing.

Jesse Morse lives in Portland, Oregon. His work has recently appeared in Past SimpleSlack Lust and Unheimliche. He'll have two chapbooks out this year: Rotations (C_L Press) andparagraphs for dolphins (Thuggery & Grace). He runs the Smorg reading series. He plays guitar and sings in The Whirlies. He spends a lot of time outside with his dog Hank.

Thursday, March 3

Readings in New York and Northampton in March


I'm reading, with Anne Gorrick, Lynn Behrendt and Jennifer Barrlett in NY and MA in March

Anne Gorrick, Maryrose Larkin, Jennifer Bartlett Cadmium Text Series
Saturday March 12 2011, 2pm
R&F Paints, 84 Ten Broeck Avenue, Kingston, NY.
http://cadmiumtextseries.blogspot.com/

Anne Gorrick, Maryrose Larkin,  Jennifer Bartlett
Friday March 18 2011, 7pm
Mulitfarious Array at Pete's Candy Store, 709 Lorimer Street, Brooklyn, NY.
http://multifariousarray.blogspot.com/
Facebook Event Page

Shearsman Books' 30th Anniversary Reading
Saturday March 19, 2011, 6 pm
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, NYC
Facebook Event Page

Maryrose Larkin and Anne Gorrick
Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7:30pm
Green Street Cafe
64 Green Street, Northhampton, MA

Maryrose Larkin and Anne Gorrick
Thursday, March 24th 2011. 1:00pm
Poets at Pace: Pace University, Pleasantville (Choate House Gallery)
Facebook Event Page

Maryrose Larkin, Lynn Behrendt, Anne Gorrick
Friday, March 25, 2011, 7pm
Yes! Reading Series, Social Justice Center, 33 Central Avenue, Albany, NY.
http://yesreading.wordpress.com


Sunday, January 23

Maryrose Larkin and Cedar Sigo at Spare Room, February 6th


Spare Room presents

Maryrose Larkin
Cedar Sigo

Sunday, February 6
7:30 pm

Open Space
2815 SE Holgate Blvd.
(503)233-6736

$5 suggested donation 

Maryrose Larkin lives in Portland, Ore. where she works as a donor researcher. She is the author of Inverse (nine muses books, 2006),Whimsy Daybook 2007 (FLASH+CARD, 2006), The Book of Ocean(i.e. press, 2007), DARC (FLASH+CARD, 2009) and The Name of this Intersection is Frost (Shearsman Books, 2010). Maryrose is one of the organizers of Spare Room, a Portland-based writing collective, and is co-editor, with Sarah Mangold, of FLASH+CARD, a chapbook and ephemera poetry press. She is currently working on  "Twenty Questions for Five Masters" a play for Language Master and voice.

Cedar Sigo is 32 years old. His books include Goodnight NurseSelected WritingsPortraitsExpensive MagicSlivers, and most recently Stranger In Town. He has blogged for SF MOMA and The Poetry Foundation. He lives in San Francisco.


===================================
Upcoming Readings

2/12: Memorial reading & celebration for Leslie Scalapino (sponsored by Reed College and Spare Room)
3/13: Canarium Books: Robert Fernandez, Ish Klein, Joshua Edwards & TBA
3/27: Barbara Henning and Will Owen
===================================


from MARROWING

Broken how                                                
and I cant

grey blinked
and mixed into                       

then less than against
her crossing ladder  alone              

the sentence swimming           
until the concrete cracked

joy contained wilder
a self-eyed wave

reading as reading
greater than

spinning or standing
less than cell
spun framed and found
Maryrose Larkin



LONDON, LONDON


Light turned up on the green wall, I was

careful when shaving letting the hairs grow out

till late afternoon. I have done some drinking for sport

nothing that’s crippling. Off nights I enjoy a light

solution cognac before bed. The balance of pressure

must be taken up by the skull, every seat filled

in my (too small) theater. Cloth chosen & hung on nails.

Carriage Entrance. The diamonds as I drew them had great

cross-hatching lines both front & back of the range.

I saw a lone flower & wanted some stray & bloody stripe

mass produced, per request. A simple cut back garden,

split a pot of tea & further my fortune. I could just not

give up all the inanimate, innumerable obsessions. Nor keep on

with the same sorts of poems. Get me my radio

I want to listen to some professional music.

Cedar Sigo

Monday, January 3

Spare Room Presents: The Maximus Poems

The Maximus Poems

A Marathon Reading


January 14-16, 2011

Joining the celebrations of poet Charles Olson's centennial that have taken place around the country over the past year, Spare Room has organized a three-day/three-location marathon reading of Olson's book-length epic, The Maximus Poems.

Locations, times, and readers are listed below. (Readers are listed in scheduled order, which is subject to change.)

For a compendium of Olson resources, including links to recordings, interviews, essays, and other documents, see the Olson pages at SUNY Buffalo's Electronic Poetry Center and the Poetry Foundation.


Friday, January 14, 4:00 - 9:00 pm
Switchyard Studios    109 E Salmon Street
Jacqueline Motzer, Jesse Morse, Zachary Schomburg, Jennifer Bartlett, Dan Raphael, Laura Feldman, Michael Weaver, David Abel
Saturday, January 15, 2:00 - 7:00 pm
galleryHOMELAND    2505 SE 11th Avenue
Alicia Cohen, Sam Lohmann, David Weinberg, Jaye Harris, Donald Dunbar, John Hall, Susan Rankin, Dan Raphael, Rodney Koeneke, Endi Hartigan

Sunday, January 16, 2:00 - 7:00 pm
YU    800 SE 10th Avenue
Lisa Radon, Linda Austin, Tim DuRoche, Patrick Hartigan, Meredith Blankinship, Joseph Mainz,
Jamalieh Haley, Christopher Luna, Castle, Paul Maziar, Drew Swenhaugen, James Yeary