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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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Announcing our Spring 2019 Season

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

We invite you to start the year right by applying for our upcoming winter master class with Dorianne Laux, or registering for one of our remaining six-week open enrollment classes with Rosebud Ben-Oni and Michael Broder.

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!

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Download the Spring 2019 Program Calendar (PDF)

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