January 22, 2017
Winter Marathon Reading of longer works by
Paul Éluard, Inger Christensen,
Mahmoud Darwish, & Octavio Paz
Sunday, January 22
11:00 am to finish (estimate: 6:00 pm)
800 SE 10th Avenue
Each winter Spare Room hosts a marathon reading, in which a booklength poem or series of texts is animated by a range of voices. As in recent years, the marathon will be held in the cozy kitchen at Yale Union, and we are grateful for their generous hospitality.
You are invited to come and go as you like or to stay for the whole duration; feel free to bring a snack or beverage to share.
For this year's marathon, we will read:
Paul Éluard's "The Poem That Can't Be Stopped"
(translated from the French by Walter Lowenfels)
Inger Christensen's It (translated from the Danish by Susanna Nied)
Mahmoud Darwish's Why Did You Leave the Horse Alone?
(translated from the Arabic by Jeffrey Sacks) and
Octavio Paz's Sun Stone (translated from the Spanish by Muriel Rukeyser).
Readers and Performers:
David Abel • Chris Ashby • Sam Lohmann • James Yeary
Endi Hartigan • John Beer • Rodney Koeneke • Laura Feldman
Alicia Cohen • Phoebe Wayne • Meg McHutchison • Ally Harris
Marilyn Stablein • Tom DeBeauchamp