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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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Spring at Poets House

Registration is now open for summer poetry workshops at Poets House! Apply now for a weekend master class with Robert Pinsky, or register for one of our six-week workshops, led by Cynthia Manick, R. A. Villanueva, and Caits Meissner.

We’re also thrilled to announce Chapbooks of the Mimeo Revolution, our new digital collection of rare chapbooks! Just launched is Diane di Prima’s Loba, Part 1, with Jerome Rothenberg’s The Gorky Poems / Poemas a Gorky, Bob Kaufman’s Golden Sardine, and Kathleen Fraser’s Change of Address & Other Poems now available to read!

Upcoming Events

Download the Spring 2019 Program Calendar (PDF)

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