Poets House is pleased to announce the opening of our search for a visionary new Executive Director.
Home away from Home, Poets House
Young People’s Poet Laureate Naomi Shihab Nye reflects on her myriad experiences at Poets House over the years.
Construction Update: February
This was an exciting week in the life of Poets House. The repair work has begun, and it’s wonderful to see progress.
Hard Hat Reading Series
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.
A Letter from Cornelius Eady, Poets House Interim Director
Cornelius Eady, our new Interim Director, introduces himself and shares news about the future of Poets House.
Poets House Reopening FAQ
Do you have questions about Poets House’s upcoming reopening? Find the answers here, in our FAQ.
An Update from Poets House
A quick update from our library about what’s next: a new Interim Director, a listening campaign, and our planned reopening in 2022.
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.