Join us for a celebration of Beat poet (& counter-cultural icon) Allen Ginsberg at the 12th Annual Allen Ginsberg Memorial Open Mic Poetry Marathon on Saturday, June 1, starting at 8PM. The venue for the first year is the Spring Street Center. There will be Beat-centric performances throughout the night. For details, see the poster below. Suggested donation is $5.00 and benefits SPLAB – The SPokenword LAB. 8P Start – Featured Poet Jack Remick. He’s Beat, but not tired & brings Beat fire to kick off AG12. (Download a pdf of the poster here.)
10P – The Four Hoarse Men perform a selection of Michael McClure’s Ghost Tantras.
11P – Band of Poets
12M – The Bempire. Greg Bem hosts Beat movies, readings and your all night contributions.
5A – Sunrise reading of an AG classic. Howl? Kaddish? Wichita Vortex Sutra?
6A – 2nd shift, with breakfast. Are you an early riser?
9A – Lightning Round hosted by Paul Nelson. Bring your VERY SHORT (haiku-length) poems, as we move in a circle to hear everyone’s work. You can even improvise, but keep it 10-20 syllables.
10A – Nadine Maestas hosts a panel on AG’s LGBTQ poetics and activism at a venue TBA.
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Subud members are encouraged to attend, participate and help the proceedings happen in the best way.