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Wave Books-Machine Project 5 Day Poetry Marathon
Curated by Anthony McCann and Joshua Beckman
Date & Time
March 30, 2016 - April 3rd, 2016
Location
Machine Project
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Pricing
$5 for members
$10 for non-members

After years of collaboration between Machine Project and Wave Books, the AWP conference inspired us to come up with a different kind of off-site reading – one that was truly site specific, and one that offered a different kind of poetry immersion than the usual AWP poetry reading marathon – which tends to feature 10 or more poets reading very very briefly. We still wanted lots of poets, but we wanted lots more poetry. Quickly we knew we wanted a chance to hear entire books at once – to get with the movement, the sweep of an entire book, the feel of each poem’s co-existence with all its poem friends. And so the Wave Books-Machine Project 5 Day Poetry Marathon was born.

From Wednesday, March 30th through Sunday, April 3rd – join us in the Machine Project Mystery Theater for 58 hours of poetry from 25 wonderful poets. Ticket sales are per reading, $10 general or $5 for Machine members, for the rare opportunity to hear poets read their books in their entirety. Sign up for just one, or spend your whole week in our dark, subterranean theater. Feeling overwhelmed? Never fear! The whole marathon will be recorded for our online poetry archive, to be listened to at your convenience. This project was curated by Machine Project Poet Laureate Anthony McCann, and Wave Editor Joshua Beckman.

Love,
Wave + Machine

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March 30th from 8 – 10pm
Dolores Dorantes (reading in Spanish)

Dolores Dorantes reads the entirety of her book Copia, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 30th from 10pm – midnight
Douglas Kearney

Douglas Kearney reads Buck Studies in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 31st from midnight – 2am
Cedar Sigo

Cedar Sigo reads the entirety of his book Language Artsin the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 31st from 10am – noon
Anthony McCann

Anthony McCann reads the entirety of his book Thing Musicin the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 31st from noon – 2pm
Lisa Fishman

Lisa Fishman reads the entirety of her book 24 Pages and other poems, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 31st from 2 – 5pm
Richard Meier

Richard Meier reads the entirety of his book In the Pure Block of the Whole Imaginary, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 31st from 5– 6:30pm
Michael Earl Craig

Michael Earl Craig reads the entirety of his book Talkativeness, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 31st from 8 – 10pm
Matthew Rohrer

Matthew Rohrer reads the entirety of his book Rise Up, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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March 31st from 10pm – midnight
Brian Kim Stefans

Brian Kim Stefans reads in the Machine Project Mystery Theater. Book TBA.

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April 1st from midnight – 2am
Joe Wenderoth

Joe Wenderoth reads the entirety of his book If I Don’t Breathe How Do I Sleep, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 1st from noon–2pm
Joshua Beckman

Joshua Beckman reading the entirety of his book TAKE IT, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 1st from 2 – 5pm
John Beer

John Beer reads in the Machine Project Mystery Theater. Book TBA.

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April 1st from 5 – 8pm
Prageeta Sharma

Prageeta Sharma reads the entirety of her book Undergloom, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 1st from 8 – 10pm
Rebecca Wolff

Rebecca Wolff reads the entirety of her book One Morning–, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 1st from 10 – midnight
Catherine Wagner

Catherine Wagner reads the entirety of her book My New Job, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 2nd from noon – 2pm
Dorothea Lasky

Dorothea Lasky reads the entirety of her book Thunderbird, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 2nd from 2 – 5pm
Timothy Donnelly

Timothy Donnelly reads the entirety of his book The Cloud Corporation, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 2nd from 5 – 7:30pm
Rodney Koeneke

Rodney Koeneke reads the entirety of his book Etruria, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 2nd from 7:30 – 10pm
Tonya Foster

Tonya Foster reads the entirety of her book A Swarm of Bees in High Court, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 2nd from 10pm – midnight
Will Alexander

Will Alexander reads in the Machine Project Mystery Theater. Book TBA.

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April 3rd from midnight – 2am
Don Mee Choi

Don Mee Choi reads the entirety of her book Hardly War, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 3rd from 11am – 2pm
Andrew Maxwell

Andrew Maxwell reads the entirety of his book Candor Is the Brightest Shield, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 3rd from 2 – 4pm
Aaron Kunin

Aaron Kunin reads the entirety of his book Cold Genius, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.

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April 3rd from 4 – 6pm
Harmony Holiday

Harmony Holiday reads in the Machine Project Mystery Theater. Book TBA.

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April 3rd from 6 – 8pm
Yideum Kim (reading in Korean)

Yideum Kim reads the entirety of her book Cheer Up, Femme Fatale, in the Machine Project Mystery Theater.