The Poets House Poetry Path in New York’s Battery Park City, an installation of lines of poetry embedded into the urban landscape—on paving stones, railings, flags, and benches—is officially…
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.
Spring Highlights from Poets House Presents, our New Ten-Minute Reading Series
Enjoy spring highlights from our 10-minute reading series, featuring poets and writers, from U. S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo to emerging voices.
Bernadette Mayer’s Memory & A Chorus of 31 Voices
Bernadette Mayer’s Memory, a 1971 month-long multidisciplinary project, returns as a book and readings by 31 poets, including Mayer herself.
Resources & Opportunities for BIPOC Poets
From COVID-19 relief funds and print activism to internships and writing workshops for BIPOC poets and writers.
Now Digitized: Amiri Baraka’s First Poetry Collection—Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note . . . .
This 1961 chapbook by Amiri Baraka (then LeRoi Jones) is available to read on the Poets House website! Plus related commentary, interviews, and videos.
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.