100 Thousand Poets for Change



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The Unbearables and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses Perform

for Global Event:


100 Thousand Poets for Change


@ A Gathering of the Tribes

285 E. 3rd Street (between Avenues C and D), NYC

Saturday, September 28, 7:00 – 10:00 pm



New York City's irrepressible literary clans present writing on the theme of surveillance.


New York City: The Unbearables (“a drinking group with a writing problem”) and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses (“we live with the contradictions of feminism”) sound off at the Lower-East-Side literary landmark A Gathering of the Tribes on September 28, 2013, at 7:00 p.m. as part of the global arts celebration 100 Thousand Poets for Change.


With rants, humor, avant-garde poetry, and more than a little outrageousness, the two famous New York City literary clans will perform work on this year's theme of surveillance: "The Unbearables and The Feminist Poets in Low-Cut Blouses Are Watching You! (Being Watched!)".


Curated by Ron Kolm and Larissa Shmailo, the show features a diverse group of noted poets and writers, including Amy King, Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo, John M. Bennett, Thad Rutkowski, Patricia Spears Jones, Mike Topp, Sparrow, Tim Trace Peterson, Sarah Sarai, Chavisa Woods, Alex Cigale, Susan Lewis, Lana Wiggins, and many others. The festivities are emceed by Jim Feast.


September 28 marks the third annual global event of 100 Thousand Poets for Change, a grassroots movement that brings poets, artists, and musicians together worldwide to call for environmental, social, and political change within the framework of peace and sustainability. There are over 500 events planned worldwide, including:

  • a gathering of over 500 poets of the World Bangla Literature Council in Siranji, Bangladesh;
  • 100 Thousand Mimes performances in Cairo, Egypt;
  • over 25 events in Mexico,with flash mobs, movie screenings, slams, and installations;
  • a three-day festival at 100 Thousand Poets for Change headquarters in Santa Rosa, with a heavy metal blowout, a March for Peace and Sustainability with Aztec dancers, marching bands, and Brazilian drummers, and a poetry marathon with over 100 poets.


Events are also scheduled in Greece, India, Pakistan, China, France, Tunisia, Guatemala, Morocco, Turkey, Sudan, Lithuania, Italy, and 100 other countries.


All are welcome to attend or organize a 100 Thousand Poets, Musicians, Artists, Photographers, and/or Mimes event. Those who want to get involved may visit www.100tpc.org to find an event near them or sign up to organize an event in their area.


Stanford University recognizes 100 Thousand Poets for Change as an historical event, the largest poetry reading in history, and preserves documentation of its readings and other events in that university's archives.

About 100 Thousand Poets for Change 

Co-Founder Michael Rothenberg (walterblue@bigbridge.org) is a widely known poet, editor of the online literary magazine Bigbridge.org, and an environmental activist based in Northern California. Co-Founder Terri Carrion is a poet, translator, photographer, and editor and visual designer for BigBridge.org.

100 Thousand Poets for Change

P.O. Box 870

Guerneville, CA 95446

Phone: (305) 753-4569