Fifty Years of the Poetry Project Newsletter

In December 1972, Ron Padgett started the Poetry Project Newsletter, a 2-page mimeographed news bulletin for the Project community. In the fifty years and 270+ issues since, the Newsletter has become the Project’s quarterly publication for book reviews, interviews, poems, arts and music journalism, political reflections, remembrances and more. It’s featured gossip, caustic exchanges, sharp insights; transferred editors three dozen times; and kept a community in touch with itself, even as that community has developed and changed. Join us for an evening celebrating fifty years of the Poetry Project Newsletter, featuring researchers, performers, poets, and current and former Newsletter editors.

With readings from Penny Arcade, Peter B.D., Jordan Davis, Betsy Fagin, Greg Masters, Gillian McCain, Nick Sturm, Morgan Võ, and Jeffrey Cyphers Wright.