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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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A Tribute to W. S. Merwin

Oct 21, 2019 | 8:00 pm

A tribute to W. S. Merwin, with Sonnet Coggins, Robert Hass, Edward Hirsch, Naomi Shihab Nye, Michael Ondaatje, Tracy K. Smith, and others.

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