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“list toward a Consensual Situation for Involuntary Movement” by Ursula Eagly

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Ursula Eagly - photoUrsula Eagly is a New York-based dance artist. Her work has been presented all over this city and also travelled to Albania, Denmark, Italy, Japan, Macedonia, and Manipur. It’s been supported by the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s USArtists International program, New York Live Art’s Suitcase Fund, the Foundation for Contemporary Arts’ Emergency Grant Program, the Japan Foundation’s Performing Arts JAPAN Program, the Mertz Gilmore Foundation, and the Queens Council on the Arts. She has been artist-in-residence at Dance New Amsterdam, Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Topaz Arts, and Ur. Ursula also investigates performance through writing and has published in various magazines, including Artforum, as well as edited the Movement Research Performance Journal, Critical Correspondence, and two Danspace Project PLATFORM catalogues.




Poem by Lyric Hunter

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Lyric Hunter - photoLyric Hunter lives in New York City. She graduated from the Cooper Union in 2012.









The 41st Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Benefit Reading

The New Year’s Day Marathon is the Project’s largest fundraiser and provides support for what we do best – serve as a public venue for the substantial presentation of innovative writing!


Featuring: Adam Fitzgerald, Adeena Karasick, Alan Felsenthal, Alan Gilbert, Alex Cuff, Ali Power, Alli Warren, Andrew Durbin, Anne Tardos, Anne Waldman w/ Fast Speaking Music, Anselm Berrigan, Ariel Goldberg, Arlo Quint, Avram Fefer, Beth Gill, Bill Kushner, Billy Cancel, Bob Rosenthal, Brandon Brown, Brendan Lorber, Bruce Andrews & Sally Silvers, CAConrad, Callers, Charity Coleman, Charles Bernstein, Christine Kelly, Cliff Fyman, Cori Kresge, Dan Owen, Danniel Schoonebeek, David Berrigan, David Henderson, David Vogen, Dia Felix, Diana Rickard, Don Yorty, Dorothy Friedman August, Dorthea Lasky, Douglas Rothchild, E. Tracy Grinnell, Ed Friedman, Edgar Oliver, Edmund Berrigan, Eileen Myles, Elinor Nauen, Elizabeth Willis, Erica Hunt & Marty Ehrlich, erica kaufman & Matt Longabucco & Nicole Eisenman, Ernie Brooks, Peter Zummo & Bill Ruyle with Walter Baker & Billy Fica, Evan Kennedy, Farnoosh Fathi, Filip Marinovich, Foamola, Georgia Faust, Gina Myers, Grey Vild, Ian Spencer Bell, Janet Hamill & Lost Ceilings, Jason Hwang, JD Samson, Jennifer Bartlett Jess Fiorini, Jim Behrle, Joanna Koetze, Joel Lewis, John Coletti, John Giorno, John Kruth, John Priest, John S. Hall, Jonas Mekas, Joseph Keckler, Karen Weiser, Karinne Keithley Syers, Katy Bohinc, Katy Lederer, Kiely Sweatt, Kim Rosenfield, Kristin Prevallet, Laura Henriksen, Lee Ann Brown, Lenny Kaye, luciana achugar, Marcella Durand, Maria Acconci, Mariana Ruiz Firmat, Martha King, Maryam Parhizkar, Matthew Shipp, Mel Elberg, Michael Veal, Mike DeCapite, Miriam Atkin, Monica de la Torre, Morgan Parker, Morgan Vo, Nat Otting, Nick Hallett, Nicole Peyrafitte, Nicole Wallace, Niv Acosta, Norman MacAfee, Patricia Spears Jones, Penny Arcade, Peter Bogart Johnson, Philip Glass, Pierre Joris, R. Erica Doyle, Rachel Levitksy & Susan Bee, Rachel Tractenburg, Ray Brown, Rob Fitterman, Samita Sinha, Sara Jane Stoner, Simon Pettet, Simone White, Siobhan Burke, Steve Dalachinsky, Steve Earle, Steven Taylor, Tammy Faye Starlite with Steve Earle, Ted Dodson, Thom Donovan, Thomas Sayer Ellis & James Brandon Lewis, Todd Colby, Tom Savage, Tommy Pico, Tony Towle, Tonya Foster, Tracey McTague, Ursula Eagly, Vito Acconci, Will Edmiston, Xena Semjonova, Yoshiko Chuma, Yuko Otomo, Yvonne Meier and others TBA.

from MARTHA by Leslie Allison

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headshotLeslie Allison is a writer and performer. She composes choral music for performance collaborations with Francis Weiss Rabkin, and is writing a chapbook of poetry, Martha Stewart (Spring 2015, Ugly Duckling Press). Her dance and poetry criticism can be found in HTML Giant and The Brooklyn Rail, and her band Cross released its debut album, It’s Curtains, earlier this year.







“MEATBALLS” by Steve Orth

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Photo_SteveOrthSteve Orth is a writer from Oakland, CA. He publishes the magazine, Where Eagles Dare. With his partner Lindsey Boldt, he co-edits Summer BF Press and writes, directs and performs plays in the style of “Oakland Poetic Realism”. Recent productions include “Dating by Consensus” and “The Reading”. Some of his books of poetry and prose include Slur The Point, The Collected Poems Of Steve Orth, and the forthcoming, My Side Of The Holy Mountain Volume 1.







“The Longing for Something to Protect” by Jennifer Moxley

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MoxleyJennifer Moxley (b. 1964) studied literature and writing at UC San Diego and the University of Rhode Island and received her M.F.A. from Brown University in 1994. She is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Open Secret (Flood Editions 2014), a book of essays, and a memoir. In addition, she has translated three books from the French. In 2005 she was granted the Lynda Hull Poetry Award from Denver Quarterly. Her poem “Behind the Orbits” was included by Robert Creeley in The Best American Poetry 2002. She is Professor of Poetry and Poetics at the University of Maine.






Excerpt from “Universe” by Diana Hamilton

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Photo_DianaHamiltonDiana Hamilton‘s first book, Okay, Okay (Truck Books 2012) deals primarily with women crying at work. Three chapbooks came out this year, or will soon enough: 1. Universe (Ugly Duckling Presse), a long poem about examples in moral philosophy, 2. Some Shit Advice (The Physiocrats), in which the speaker provides advice about shitting, and 3. 23 Women to Kiss Before You Die (Make Now Press), a collection of four poems about consent, female sexuality, and the quotidian.





“RECENT ACQUISITION” by Nicolas Mugavero

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Photo_NMugaveroNicolas Mugavero lives and works in Raleigh, North Carolina. He co-curates and with Chris Sylvester and Shiv Kotecha. He has published books with Troll Thread Press and Gauss PDF. His poetic practice can best be described as one of diminishing returns.







from THE LYDIAN GALE PARR by Karinne Keithley Syers

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Karinne Keithley Syers - photo (credit_ Brian Rogers)Karinne Keithley Syers is an interdisciplinary artist, participant-historian of the NYC performance community, and creator of things that resemble plays from a distance, including Another Tree Dance (2013), Montgomery Park, or Opulence(2010). She founded and co-edits 53rd State Press, and leaves trails of audio, video, and ukulele covers via her




“Introduction” by Claudia La Rocco

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Claudia La Rocco - photo (credit_ Nancy LeVine)Claudia La Rocco’s recent and ongoing interdisciplinary collaborations include projects with the performance company Findlay//Sandsmark, the sound artist Martijn Tellinga and the composer Phillip Greenlief. La Rocco founded, which won a 2011 Creative Capital/Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant and focuses on criticism as a literary art form. She is a member of the Off the Park poetry press and contributes frequently to the New York Times and ARTFORUM. She is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts’ graduate program in Art Criticism and Writing, and teaches at such institutions as Princeton University, Arizona State University and Movement Research. La Rocco has had residencies at Stanford University, Headlands Center for the Arts and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council’s Process Space on Governors Island. She has performed at such places as Danspace Project (NYC), the Center for New Music (SF), Counterpath Press (Denver) and the Mount Tremper Arts Festival (NY). Badlands Unlimited is publishing her selected writings in fall 2014.