Do you have programs for teenagers?

We do class visits for all ages, as well as workshops for teens. We work with teachers to present poetry in dynamic ways and to do creative writing exercises with students of all ages using our collection.

Do you publish poetry?

No, but we can direct you to some information about paths to poetry publishing for poetry publishers.

Why is there no apostrophe on Poets in the name Poets House?

According to co-founder poet Stanley Kunitz, “some things must never be possessed but shared.”

Are you affiliated with the New York Public Library?

No. Poets House is a private, not-for-profit organization not affiliated with the library system. However, we do consider ourselves partners with the NYPL and public libraries across the nation. We do many collaborative initiatives and projects with them, most notably Poetry In The Branches.

Can I take books out of the library?

No, but you may spend as much time with the book(s) of your choosing for as long as you like during our open hours.

Do I have to be a member to use the library?

No, but we do encourage membership for additional benefits and to help support the work that Poet House does.


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