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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!

And don’t miss our spring six-week workshops: The Sonnet with Bhisham Bherwani, Our Poetry, Our Selves with J. Mae Barizo, and Memory as Renewal: Dedications, Portraits & Elegies with Barbara Henning!

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. Now available to read are Bob Kaufman’s Golden Sardine and Kathleen Fraser’s Change of Address & Other Poems, with more soon to come!

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Download the Spring 2019 Program Calendar (PDF)

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