On November 16, Poets House was forced to cease operations. We believe it’s important that you better understand the situation we were in. And we want to address the rumors…
Press Release: Poets House Announces Temporary Suspension of Operations
Poets House, the nation’s premier poetry library, has announced that it will suspend operations indefinitely, effective immediately, due to budgetary issues caused by the Coronavirus. It is hoped that the…
Poetry for Post-Election Recovery, Reflection & Resilience
A few recent books to accompany you through the aftermath of the 2020 U.S. presidential election and beyond
Get Out the Vote 2020 with Patricia Spears Jones, Joey De Jesus & Bryan Thao Worra
Three activist poets urge you to vote on November 3rd! We invite you to view these short public service announcements and our town hall on the election.
The Path is Made by Walking
Discover the Poets House Poetry Path in Battery Park City—an installation of poetry embedded into paving stones, railings, flags, and benches along the Hudson River.
Our Fall 2020 Series of Ten-Minute Readings
Ali, Armantrout, Daye, Erdrich, Escobar, harris, Harvey, King, Machado, Taulapapa McMullin, Murillo, Robertson, Sáma, Wah, Whitehead, Wong, Yamanaka!
Poets House Fall 2020 Workshops: Weekend Master Classes and Six-Week Courses
Video conference workshops with Kazim Ali, Rae Armantrout, Rick Barot, Joanna Fuhrman, Cyree Jarelle Johnson, Patricia Spears Jones & Xandria Phillips!
Poets at the End of the World raises $20K for housing fund for the unemployed
Social justice collective of poets offers grants for unemployed people of color who face housing insecurity and identify as trans, gender non-conforming, non-binary or women.
From the Archives: Stanley Kunitz on Poetry in a Time of Crisis
The late Poets House co-founder and U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz argued that poets are “stronger than tyrants” even as the “American myth belongs to politics and power.”
Writing and Teaching in a Time of Crisis with Kay Ulanday Barrett
Kay Ulanday Barrett describes June Jordan’s legacy and their mission as “a transgender brown poet and educator to imagine beyond hazardous constraints of binaries.”
Online Program: I am deliberate/ and afraid/ of nothing: Poetry, Protest & Climate Change Activism With Ed Roberson, Joan Kane & Brian Teare
Join poets Ed Roberson, Joan Kane, and Brian Teare for a reading and conversation about life and justice in the Anthropocene—the human epoch. May 21 | 7pm.