The 48th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon by The Poetry Project

The Poetry Project is so excited to welcome 2022 with you all!

From 11 am to midnight on Saturday, January 1, 2022 we’ll be presenting video contributions from over 160+ poets, performers, dancers, and musicians from all over the world!

In addition to being a beloved community event where we have gathered together to set intentions and celebrate creativity for almost fifty years, The Marathon has historically been our most important fundraiser of the year. Ticket revenue sustains our calendar of events, learning programs, and publications presented throughout the year, all of which are important paid opportunities for about 500 poets, artists, writers, performers, and teachers annually.

We're thrilled to be able to offer this event once again as a free continuous livestream!


The Poetry Project is committed to making The 48th Annual New Year’s Day Marathon inclusive and accessible for individuals with different experiences, and are continuously working to improve and expand upon accessibility measures. Please see below for a few notes on accessibility. If you have a question about either of these resources, or an accessibility measure we haven't described, please contact us at [email protected].

Live Captioning

Live captions will be available on the Facebook Live stream. To activate captions, just click the “CC” button on the Facebook Live video player.

Live transcription of the broadcast will also be shared via Otter Live Notes. Poetry Project volunteers will share links to the transcript in chat. When you click the link a new tab will open in your browser which contains the live transcript.

Additionally, Google Chrome users can turn on live captioning in your Google Chrome settings. Captions will appear in your browser with a slight delay whenever speech is detected. See more details and instructions here.

Visual Descriptions

Poetry Project volunteers will be sharing visual descriptions of performers in the YouTube Live chat.