In August 2021, Poets House suffered a flood. While we rebuild, check out the Hard Hat Reading Series, in which poets read from the collection.
Though currently closed, Poets House will reopen in late 2022.
We are delighted to welcome acclaimed poet, educator, and Cave Canem co-founder Cornelius Eady on board as our Interim Director. Eady leads us in re-envisioning Poets House with DEIA principles always at its core and in launching a listening campaign to draw guidance from our community to inform our plans for a sustainable future. Meet Eady and learn about our plans for Poets House’s future in his introductory letter, with updates to follow as we enter this transformative new era in the life of Poets House.
Online programming has resumed with our Hard Hat Reading Series, featuring biweekly poetry readings by members of the Poets House community. Watch readings by Monica Youn and Cornelius Eady, with appearances by Tracy K. Smith, Myra Shapiro, Laure-Anne Bosselaar, and more to follow.
And visit our Under Construction blog for updates on our rebuilding after flooding in August 2021.