Here is the release about the marathon:
On January 14th, 15th and 16th of 2011, in commemoration of his 100th birthday, the Spare Room Collective in Portland, Oregon, will host a three-day marathon reading of Charles Olson's book-length epic, The Maximus Poems. We will read Volume 1 on the 14th, the second volume (IV, V, VI) on the 15th, and Volume 3 on the 16th.Olson centennial events and conferences have also been held this year in Vancouver, British Columbia; Gloucester, Massachusetts; and Buffalo, New York. Olson was a teacher at Black Mountain College, the experimental arts school which also counted John Cage, Robert Creeley, and Robert Rauschenberg among its teachers and students.
The readings will take place at the following times and locations:
Maximus Volume 1 @ Switchyard Studios Friday January 14th 4-9pm
IV, V, VI @ galleryHOMELAND Saturday January 15th 2-7pm
Volume 3 @ YU Contemporary Sunday January 16th 2-7pmReaders include:Jesse Morse, Jennifer Bartlett, Zachary Schomburg, Dan Raphael, Laura Feldman, Michael Weaver, James Yeary, David Abel, Alicia Cohen, Sam Lohmann, Jaye Harris, Donald Dunbar, John Hall, Susan Rankin, Rodney Koeneke, Endi Bogue Hartigan, Lisa Radon, Linda Austin, Tim DuRoche, Pat Hartigan, Mere Blankenship, Joseph Mains, Jamalieh HaleySwitchyard Studios109 SE Salmon St