March 3, 2019

Robert Duncan: Ground Work marathon reading


Sunday, March 3
12:00 pm until finish (~8:00 pm)

Passages Bookshop
1223 NE Martin Luther King Jr Blvd
Portland, OR 97232
503-388-7665

Each winter, the Spare Room reading series hosts a marathon reading of a long work. This year, we are observing the centenary of Robert Duncan (1919-1988), a central figure of Bay Area poetry associated with the Berkeley Renaissance and Black Mountain groups. We'll read Duncan's last two collections, Ground Work: Before the War (1984) and Ground Work: In the Dark (1988), which together form a single work, reprinted in a single volume by New Directions in 2006.

The reading is free; come and go as you please or stay for the whole thing!

There will be a beverage table (BYO and sharing encouraged).

More about Robert Duncan:


Readers, in approximate order of appearance:

Sam Lohmann
Patrick Hartigan
Marilyn Stablein
Jesse Morse
Rodney Koeneke 
Michael Weaver
James Yeary
Seann McCollum
Tom DeBeauchamp
John Beer
Laura Feldman
Evan Corcoran
David Abel
Chris Ashby