This year's panel discussion between poets and librarians focuses on young adult services—the books, the programs, and the methods that work—and the revolutionary impact the discovery of poetry can have.
An intensive hands-on seminar for librarians, featuring small group sessions, workshops and panel discussions on collection development, building an audience, programming, community outreach, and more.
Join us for our annual tribute to the art and the city we love—and a special celebration in honor of Poets House's fifteenth year of service to the public. Poets Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, Tracie Morris and Naomi Shihab Nye will read their poems, as well as poems by Hart Crane, Marianne Moore and Walt Whitman. The walk includes poetry readings on the bridge and at the Fulton Ferry Landing and concludes with a buffet supper.
Ellen Bryant Voigt, one of our most acute poetic thinkers, delivers the annual lecture on the craft of poetry, in honor of Paul Zweig—poet, critic, and one of Poets House’s original inventors. This lecture will trace the techniques that Jarrell employed to “stiffen” the rhythms of idiomatic speech as he “brought them to book,” making the music that makes his poems so moving.