Curated by Donna de la Perriere & Joseph Lease

Saturday, May 17, 7-9 PM: Daphne Gottlieb, LaTasha Diggs, Hugh Behm-Steinberg, Matthew Shears, Israel Haros, and Richard Silberg
Saturday, June 28, 7-9 PM: Dodie Bellamy,  Brian Teare,  Truong Tran,  Elliott Harmon,  Elizabeth Sylva,  Stanford Chen, and video footage of the late kari edwards
Saturday, July 19, 7-9 PM: David Blair, Claire Chafee, Maxine Chernoff, Gillian Conoley, Lorelei Lee, D.A. Powell, Bin Ramke, Chad Sweeney
Saturday, August 30, 7-9 PM: Edward Foster, Myron Hardy, sara m. larsen, Michael Nicoloff, Elizabeth Robinson, Cynthia Sailers, Jennifer Scappettone, Matthew Zapruder
$3-$15 sliding scale admission

"An ear and mind opener... this event delivers the real thing: edgy stuff, poetry with a real bite!" --SAN FRANCISCO magazine

For the fifth summer in a row, the Bay Area Poetry Marathon brings its exciting mix of innovative literary voices to The LAB. Since its 2001 inception in Boston, de la Perriere and Lease's Marathon has developed a national reputation among experimental poets.

* For KQED's 2007 review of the BAPM, go to
* For more information on the BAPM, go to