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Benefit Performance & Live Auction

December 11, 2011 @ 11:00 pm - December 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am

The Belladonna* Benefit will showcase a performance by Anne Waldman and Ambrose Bye, live auction by renowned auctioneer Erin Ward of Star Benefit Auctions with special assistant Amy King, and a dance performance by the A.O. Movement Collective.

The Auction and the Benefit will support Belladonna*s 2012 season of publications and events, which share a theme of caring for the material realities of poets,viewing a publishing project holistically. We’re referring to 2012 as The Year of Material Lives, and we plan to host combination readings/dinners with ample time set aside to discuss the economic and social concerns of writers, artists, publishers, and other creators. Moreover, inaddition to continuing our commemorative chaplet series, we hope to publish five full-length books of hybrid and experimental work in the coming year including new work by Julie Patton, LaTasha N. Nevada Diggs, and Tonya Foster.

At the auction, we are hoping to earn the funds to complete our budget for 2012. This year we’ve been fortunate to be the recipient of funds from both NYSCA and The O Books Fund, but we still have work to do to make our goals a reality! Part of our benefit proceeds will also support honoraria for our wonderful interns.

The Belladonna* Collaborative would like to thank the following for their generous support & enthusiasm:

Action Books, Helen Adam Estate, Etel Adnan, Rosa Alcala, Natalia Porter Bolland, A.O. Movement Collective, Jenny Awasano, Eric Baus, Susan Bee, The Believer, Martine Bellen, Cyndie Bellen-Berthézène, Cara Benson, Susan Berger-Jones, Caroline Bergvall, Mei-mei Berssenbrugge, Beth’s Farm Kitchen, Bitch Magazine, Natalia Porter Bolland, Bone Bouquet Journal, BookThug,Ana Božičević, Brooklyn Brewery, Laynie Browne, Mia Bruner, Tisa Bryant, Rafael Bueno, Melissa Buzzeo, Ambrose Bye, Ariana Cameron, Center for Book Arts, Circus Warehouse, Steve Clay, Todd Colby, Conjunctions, Marisa Crawford, Caroline Crumpacker, Josane Cumandala, Dorothy: A Publishing Project, R. Erica Doyle, Marcella Durand, Mona Fafarman, Simone Fattal, Feminist Press, Jen Firestone, Muggs Fogarty, Suzan Frecon, Good Yoga, Gotham Girls Roller Derby, Great Small Works, Mimi Gross, Carla Harryman, Christian Hawkey, HR Hegnauer, KristyHegnauer, Barbara Henning, Hi Art!, Cathy Park Hong, Horse Less Press, Christine Shan Shan Hou, Erica Hunt, Laird Hunt, Brenda Iijima,The Jack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics at Naropa University, Vincent Katz, Jane Kennedy, Amy King, Basil and Martha King, Krystal Languell, Le Poisson Rouge, Rachel Levitsky, Rebecca Liu, Jill Magi, Shelley Marlow, Bill Mazza, Millay Colony for the Arts, Minus HouseChapbooks, Noemi Press, Rich O’Russa, Annie Paradis, Parcel Press,Nicole Peyrafitte, Deborah Poe, Poetry Foundation, Poetry Project, Post-Apollo Press, Kristin Prevallet, Publishing Genius, Alissa Quart, Khadijah Queen, Sina Queyras, Rain Taxi, Andrea Rexilius, Sarah Riggs, Robertson-Tait General Contracting Design, Jenny Romaine, Camilo Roldan, Jen Scappettone, Kate Schapira, Leonard Schwartz, Adrian Shirk, Eleni Sikelianos, Emily Skillings, Lois Skillings, Kaegan Spark, Kiki Smith, Paige Taggart, Catherine Taylor, Trembling Pillow Press, Trickhouse, Ugly Duckling Presse, Penelope Umbrico, Unnameable Books, Vine Wine, Anne Waldman, Erin Ward & Star Benefit Auctions, Lewis Warsh, Kylee Weiss, Natalie Wetzel, Tom White, Jamila Wimberly,Uljana Wolf, Audra Wolowiec, WORD Bookstore, Writers.com, Lila Zemborain, Zhang Er, Rachel Zolf, and Rachel Zucker


December 11, 2011 @ 11:00 pm
December 12, 2011 @ 12:00 am