What happens to the titles after the Poets House Showcase?

In addition to being an exciting exhibition of poetry publishing, the Poets House Showcase is also Poets House’s main collection-development tool. In August, the titles we receive for the Poets House Showcase are moved upstairs to the main collection of and we begin again to collect titles for the next Poets House Showcase.

How are the books in the exhibition arranged?

The titles are arranged alphabetically by press and the exhibition catalogue has an index by author. This is the only all-inclusive exhibition that gives visitors an opportunity to see the range of poetry publishing in the United States, underscoring the partnership roles that bring poetry to its public.

Do I get an e-mail confirming that you received my book?

In 2011, we received 2,458 titles from 767 publishers and poets. Although we make every effort to confirm with publishers that we received the titles they sent, we are unable to confirm with individual poets that we received their individual titles. Please contact your publishers to ensure that they sent Poets House their most recent poetry titles.

I have press material and a bio. Will you need that as well?

We need only the books, chapbooks, and multimedia to catalog the titles. There is no need to send additional promotional or press material.

When is the deadline for submission?

All titles must be received by May 1 to be included in the July exhibition. This ensures that we have sufficient time to catalog your title and included it in our print exhibition catalog.

Are journals and zines included in the Poets House Showcase?

We do not include journals and zines in the Poets House Showcase, but please consider sending Poets House a gift subscription to your publication. The New Journals section of the library is the first section in our library. We’d love to share your publication with visitors.

When is the Poets House Showcase?

The Poets House Showcase is on display for the month of July. We have an opening reception in the last week of June.


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