Read Michael S. Harper’s remarks on the work of Robert Hayden, the first Black U.S. Poet Laureate (then called Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress)
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…”Visit Us
—Holland Cotter, The New York Times
Poets House programs—talks, readings, performances, exhibitions, and more—provide opportunities for the public and poets to engage in conversation about the art.Upcoming Events
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