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Ronald Johnson’s ‘ARK’ to Be Marathon-Read

By Harriet Staff


If you remember back to last week, we posted on Stephen Burt's review of the newly edited and redesigned edition of Ronald Johnson's "ARK," published by Flood Editions. You'll also remember thinking, oh, how I wish I could read all of it in one marathon reading binge. We're happy to report that now you can! And you can do it with some pretty rad poets, too. All you gotta do is show up at the Next Poetry Festival in Fayetteville, AR. Here's all ye need to know, from the Burning Chair:

The Next Poetry Festival featuring a marathon reading of Ronald Johnson's ARK & readings of original poetry from C.S. Carrier, Julia Cohen, Tim Earley, Phil Estes, Lea Graham, Jane Gregory, Whit Griffin, Stacy Kidd, Mark Lamoureux, Sara Nicholson, Michael Martín Shea, Mark Spitzer, Shannon Tharp, Tim VanDyke, and Deborah Woodard All events are free or $3 donation. The Next Poetry Festival Schedule of Events Friday, March 21 7-10 pm Nightbird Books 205 W. Dickson St. Michael Martin Shea Mark Spitzer Phil Estes Stacy Kidd Lea Graham Deborah Woodard Mark Lamoureux Julia Cohen Shannon Tharp Saturday, March 22 2-4 pm Backspace 546 W. Center St., Unit H C.S. Carrier Whit Griffin Tim Earley Tim Van Dyke Sara Nicholson Jane Gregory Saturday, March 22 6-12 pm Fayetteville Underground 101 W. Mountain St. A marathon reading of Ronald Johnson’s ARK

Originally Published: March 20th, 2014