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Bay Area Poetry Marathon Announces 2013 Guest Curators

By Harriet Staff

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… It’s….
…drumroll please…

Ryan Funk and Tom Comitta!

Yes, up-and-coming poets Ryan Funk and Tom Comitta will guest-curate two segments of the Bay Area Poetry Marathon this summer.

Based in San Francisco, the Bay Area Poetry Marathon celebrates innovative poetries through a series of readings that take place every summer.

The 2013 Bay Area Poetry Marathon will be divided into four separate, mini-marathons: in June, July, August, and September. Ryan Funk (above, right) will curate the June event, Tom Comitta (above, left) will curate July festivities, and co-founder of the series Donna de la Perriere will curate the August and September portions.

The announcement was made last night via BAPM’s Facebook page.

Co-founded and curated by poet Donna de la Perriere, the Marathon takes place at The LAB gallery and performance space in San Francisco’s Mission district (2948 16th Street at Capp, two blocks from the Mission BART station).

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, Paul Hoover, 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.

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Posted in Poetry News on Monday, May 13th, 2013 by Harriet Staff.