Poetry Spotlight

Emergency Closing Update

Although our lobby still looks like a well-wrapped Christo installation, Poets House will reopen to the public on Friday, February 27. Please pardon the final post-repair clean up and "revisions" as you make your way to our warm and inviting library and reading room. Our first floor spaces, Kray Hall and the Children's Room will remain closed until next week.

Thank all of you once again for your understanding and warm good humor.

February Poetry Events

• Thursday February 26, 3:00-8:00pm
John Berryman at 100: A Day-long celebration
Barnard Hall, Barnard College, Columbia University
(Barnard Hall is located just inside Barnard College's 117th Street and Broadway entrance)

Distinguished contemporary poets and scholars including April Bernard, Henri Cole, Cornelius Eady, Rachel Hadas, Saskia Hamilton, Cathy Park Hong, A. Van Jordan, Robin Coste Lewis, Edward Mendelson, Patrick Rosal, Evie Shockley, Daniel Swift, Kevin Young, and Rachel Zucker, will commemorate John Berryman's life and work in a day-long celebration featuring afternoon panels and an evening reading, in honor of the poet's centenary.
Click here for more details and full schedule

Winter Wedding: Holiday Cards by Poets

Card by Robert Duncan and Jess
Card by Robert Duncan and Jess (courtesy of Raymond Danowski Poetry Library, MARBL, Emory University)

Don't miss this "intimate glimpse into genius" (The Guardian), a fascinating look at the ties of love and friendship behind literary success from some of the last century’s most beloved poets, on view through March 21, 2015, courtesy of the the Raymond Danowski Poetry Library at Emory University.

Download our Spring 2015 Calendar (PDF)

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