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A Note From Our Executive Director

Poets House is with you, in solidarity. We are anxious, along with you—but we are also inspired by examples of community, caring and responsibility. We are inspired by poetry itself, as it helps us find a voice even in extremity, and have found new ways to support the poetic voice that is deep within us all, through our online offerings.

Nonetheless, the organization, without a real endowment or university support, is deeply threatened by financial loses we have sustained due to COVID-19. Please help insure the survival of Poets House. Our board has established an Emergency Fund to help sustain us while our beloved library is closed and we invent new ways to connect with poetry and with one another online. We’ve lost a full third of our annual income—our need is urgent. We are grateful for every gift, large or small.

Please consider making a donation to our Emergency Fund to help keep Poets House going.

For many of us, this is a time of loss. But poetry has a role to play—to help us hear each other and to celebrate together. Poetry will help us build strength from the inside. And when the crisis is over, it will help us rebuild. We look forward to the time when we can open our doors again—and thank you for your support!

With sincere wishes of health and resiliency,


Lee Briccetti, Executive Director

Click to Donate to the Poets House Emergency Fund