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.
Co-founded and curated by poet Donna de la Perrière, the Marathon takes place at several venues in San Francisco, including California College of the Arts‘ MFA in Writing Studio (195 DeHaro Street @ 15th in the Design District at the base of Potrero Hill) and The LAB gallery and performance space (2948 16th Street @ Capp; two blocks from the 16th & Mission BART station in the Mission District).
Past Marathon readers include Opal Palmer Adisa, Anita Amirrezvani, Rae Armantrout, Dodie Bellamy, Charles Bernstein, Lee Ann Brown, Maxine Chernoff, Norma Cole, Robert Creeley, Diane DiPrima, Edward Foster, Kathleen Fraser, Gloria Frym, Forrest Gander, C.S. Giscombe, Jewelle Gomez, Noah Eli Gordon, Robert Hass, Lyn Hejinian, Brenda Hillman, Fanny Howe, Kevin Killian, Joseph Lease, Rachel Loden, Jane Miller, Laura Mullen, Michael Palmer, Aimee Phan, D.A. Powell, Bin Ramke, Lisa Robertson, Elizabeth Robinson, Leslie Scalapino, David Shapiro, Tom Sleigh, Juliana Spahr, Cole Swensen, Truong Tran, Anne Waldman, Tyrone Williams, C.D. Wright, John Yau, Al Young, Matthew Zapruder, and many others.