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A Place for Poetry

Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.

“…Poets House, that hybrid of library, study hall and exhibition space, floating like a utopian mirage over the Hudson River in Lower Manhattan…”

—Holland Cotter, The New York Times

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Poets House programs—talks, readings, performances, exhibitions, and more—provide opportunities for the public and poets to engage in conversation about the art.

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Poets House offers wide-ranging learning experiences to young readers and writers of poetry from preschool through college.

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In The Spotlight: Our Fall 2018 Season

This fall concludes Poets House’s 30th Anniversary celebration, honoring three decades of making a home for poetry. Please join us as we journey through history with Epic Voices, a series of programs about epics and long poems from ancient to contemporary times. We also invite you to explore Bettissima: Treasures from the Elizabeth Kray Archive, an exhibition of correspondence between great American poets of the 20th century and Betty Kray, who co-founded Poets House with Stanley Kunitz. These events complement other fall programs featuring influential poets and poetic lineages that shape contemporary practice and help us to understand our world.

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The Little Magazine

Oct 16, 2018 - Nov 20, 2018

Curated by Sophie Seita, this exhibition examines the contributions small press magazines have made to the development of poets and to national and international cultural & political movements.

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Download the Fall 2018 Program Calendar (PDF)

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