February 1, 2015

A Marathon Reading of Something Else

selections from the publications of the 

Something Else Press

read and performed by two dozen local writers and artists

including texts by

Jackson Mac Low, Gertrude Stein, Dick Higgins, Ruth Krauss, 
Daniel Spoerri, Alison Knowles, Al Hansen

and many others

Sunday, February 1
Noon to 6:00 pm (or until we finish)

Yale Union
800 SE 10th Avenue


Justin Smith   •   Jac Nelson   •   Robert Duncan Gray   •   Jen Coleman
Jeff Alessandrelli   •   Paul Maziar   •   Mark Owens   •   Martha Bryan
Morgan Ritter   •   Chris Ashby   •   Casey Bush   •   Lindsay Allison Ruoff
Leo Daedalus   •   Linda Austin   •   David Abel   •   Drew Swenhaugen
David Weinberg   •   Dan Raphael   •   Delphine Bedient   •   James Yeary
Steve Peters   •   Sam Lohmann   •   Allison Cobb   •   Elizabeth Crawford

Each winter Spare Room hosts a marathon reading, in which a booklength poem 
or series of texts is animated by a range of voices. For this year's marathon, 
we will read selections from many of the publications of the Something Else Press, 
the pioneering publishing venture of Fluxus writer, composer, performer, and theorist 
Dick Higgins, which from 1964 to 1974 issued nearly sixty books (and countless 
pamphlets, newsletters, posters, scores, and other ephemeral objects) 
by a remarkable roster of artists (see links below).

The selections to be read include poems for single and multiple readers, 
short plays, performance scores, and prose of various stripes. 
Listeners are welcome to come and go as they like, or to stay for the entire duration.

As in recent years, the marathon will be held in the cozy kitchen at Yale Union, 
and we are grateful for their generous hospitality.

Something Else Press links

Reminiscence by Barbara Moore (first Editorial Director at the press)
Quotations on books by publisher Dick Higgins
Online versions of the Great Bear pamphlet series
and of newsletters of the press

past Spare Room marathon readings

2014  Alice Notley, The Descent of Alette, and William Blake, prophetic books
2013  Mina Loy, Anglo-Mongrels and the Rose, and Wm. Carlos Williams, Kora in Hell
2012  Barbara Guest, The Collected Poems
2011  Charles Olson, The Maximus Poems
2010  Clark Coolidge, The Crystal Text
2009  100 Poems by 100 Poets from the Past 100 Years
2008  H.D., Helen in Egypt
2005  Bernadette Mayer, Midwinter Day
2004  Gertrude Stein, Tender Buttons and Ted Berrigan, The Sonnets