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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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Holiday Hours

We will be closed for the end-of-year holidays from Sunday, December 22nd, through Wednesday, December 25th, and from  Sunday, December 29th, through Wednesday, January 1st.

Wishing all our patrons, members, and supporters a joyous holiday season!

Upcoming Events

A Tribute to Fanny Howe

Dec 14, 2019 | 6:30 pm

Poets House and hosts Jennifer Tseng & Kazim Ali honor the life & work of Fanny Howe, with words from Maureen N. McLane, Rae Armantrout, Peter Gizzi & more.

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