The Hudson River, the city skyline, and your picnic lunch are all part of the poetry at these outdoor readings.
Poetic City Archive
June 25, 1996
June 04, 1997
June 11, 1997
June 21, 2006
Steps away from the site of our future home, listen to the poetry and music of a dozen performers, gaze over the splendor of the Manhattan waterfront and celebrate 20 years of Poets House.
June 20, 2007
Steps away from the future home of Poets House, an impressive array of poets from across the country converge to celebrate the arrival of summer, with words and music resounding over the Hudson Riv
June 18, 2008
Bring your picnic baskets to the "front lawn" of our future home in Battery Park City for this unforgettable evening of outdoor readings and musical performances overlooking the Hudson River.
June 10, 2009
This pre-housewarming party celebrates our almost-ready home in Battery Park City with readings by major American poets and top recording artists performing remixes of the compositions of M
June 26, 2012
This year’s Poets House Poetic City program celebrates the power of well-crafted words by bringing together two of the city’s finest poets with two songwriters known for their lyrical gifts.
June 26, 2013
1959 celebrates a turning point in contemporary American culture, music, and spoken word artistry.
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