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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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SUMMER AT POETS HOUSE

Poets House will be closed from Thursday, July 4th, through Saturday, July 6th.

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Jun27

The 2018 Poets House Showcase

27th Annual Poets House Showcase

Jun 27, 2019 | 6:00 pm - Aug 17, 2019 | 6:00 pm

The only event of its kind, the Showcase is a free exhibit featuring over 3,000 books of poetry published by more than 700 presses over the previous 18 months.

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Download the Spring 2019 Program Calendar (PDF)

From the Blog

Fieldwork with Figureheads at Villard Square Branch Library Monday March 18, 2019.

Field Work: Aligning Poetry and Science in Milwaukee

Alison Hawthorne Deming discusses her work as Milwaukee Poet-in-Residence for Poets House’s Field Work project, exploring intersections of poetry & science.

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Fieldwork with Figureheads at Villard Square Branch Library Monday March 18, 2019.

Field Work: Aligning Poetry and Science in Milwaukee

Alison Hawthorne Deming discusses her work as Milwaukee Poet-in-Residence for Poets House’s Field Work project, exploring intersections of poetry & science.

Read More