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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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Winter Happenings at Poets House

Welcome to 2019 at Poets House!

Start the new year by taking a writing workshop with leading poets in the field! We invite you to apply for one of our two winter master classes with Kwame Dawes and Dorianne Laux, or register for one of our six-week open enrollment classes with Neil Shepard, Rosebud Ben-Oni, and Michael Broder. Deadlines begin February 11, so don’t delay!

We’re also thrilled to announce Chapbooks of the Mimeo Revolution, our new digital collection! Once a month, a rare chapbook from our library will be digitized and added to the site, complete with commentary on its cultural and historic context and relevant multimedia, when available. These curated chapbooks will be drawn from the years of the Mimeo Revolution, a period from the 1960s to the mid-1980s when small presses and grassroots poetry communities proliferated. We launch with Change of Address & Other Poems, the first book by poet Kathleen Fraser, a guiding force in feminist avant-garde poetics—please enjoy!

The rest of our season of exciting readings, talks, and workshops will be announced soon. Stay tuned!

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Download the Fall 2018 Program Calendar (PDF)

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