The 18th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge CANCELLED

Poets House regrets to announce the cancellation of the Annual Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Deep flooding in our tent at the Tobacco Warehouse together with flash flood warnings made it impossible to go forward--for the first time in 18 years!

Support for the Annual Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge provides 10% of our annual budget, making so much of our work possible. To make a contribution that will help us close the gap, click here.

Floating Valentines: A Screening of The Red Balloon

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Poets House presents Albert Lamorisse’s timeless children’s film classic The Red Balloon. Afterward, children will make their own floating valentines in the form of hot-air balloon mobiles. This is an annual Poets House Children’s Room happening

Beyond Relief: Two Writers' Work & Words: Celina Su & Ariana Reines, moderated by Alissa Quart

Join Belladonna* for a reading and conversation with activist writers Celina Su and Ariana Reines as they read poetry and prose, ask and answer questions, hold forth, and generally illuminate the politics and poetics of their original, radical, "relief" work on the Thai-Burmese border and Haiti, respectively.

A Reading by the Co-Winners of the 2012 Campbell Corner Poetry Contest

Campbell Corner Presents: A Reading by the Co-Winners of the 2012 Campbell Corner Poetry Contest Ari Banias & David Roderick

With remarks by contest judges Phillis Levin, Vijay Seshadri & Elizabeth Spires

Reception to follow.

Literary Partners Program: Celebrate the Publication of Spells: New and Selected Poems by Annie Finch

Please join Annie Finch in celebrating her newest book Spells: New and Selected Poems

This evening's hosts are:
Lee Ann Browne
Tom Glushko
Rainer Judd
Eileen Myles
Quincy Troupe
Wesleyan University Press

Pessoa in New York

Come celebrate the final event of Pessoa in New York, presented by Arte Institute.

The evening will feature a lecture by writer Richard Zenith and readings of Fernando Pessoa works by Portuguese and American actors.

There will be a reception to follow.

This event is supported by Consulate General of Portugal - Newark and Camões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua and Luso-American Development Foundation (FLAD)

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center 21st Anniversary Celebration Reading

Bright Hill Press & Literary Center 21st Anniversary Celebration Reading

Noon – 6 pm, followed by Reception until 7:45 pm

Featuring some of the thousands of poets and writers who have read at Bright Hill since 1992

Suggested Admission: $7 (Readers); $5 Bright Hill Members; $10 audience

Further information: visit or call 607-829-5055

This event is made possible through the Poets House Literary Partners Program

Private Event in Memory of Charles W. Pratt

Guests will gather to celebrate the life and work of poet and educator Charles W. Pratt.

The evening begins at 6:30pm with cocktails, followed immediately by readings and presentations in memory of Charles W. Pratt.

After the readings, guests are invited to enjoy heavy hors d'oeuvres and drinks in Poets House's library, located on the second floor.


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