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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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Spring at Poets House

This spring, join us here at Poets House for an exciting season of readings, talks, and programs!

We’re also thrilled to announce Chapbooks of the Mimeo Revolution, our new digital collection of rare chapbooks! Now available to read are Bob Kaufman’s Golden Sardine and Kathleen Fraser’s Change of Address & Other Poems, with more to come monthly!


Because of a special event, there will be no Tiny Poets Time on Thursday, April 18. Normal programming will resume next Thursday, April 25, at 10am.



Upcoming Events

Another Poem in Your Pocket Day

Apr 25, 2019 | 10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join us for Poem in Your Pocket Day, a national initiative that promotes poetry, including a haiku workshop with Amy Losak as well as interactive performances and pocket-sized poems.

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Download the Spring 2019 Program Calendar (PDF)

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