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Poet Monica Youn joins the Poets House Board of Directors

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Poets Tracy K. Smith and Nicole Sealey join the Poets House Board of Directors

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Former Interim Director Cornelius Eady joins the Poets House Board of Directors

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Martín Gómez becomes President of the Board; Monica Youn becomes Vice President

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2019

Poets House welcomed 90,000 visitors to the space including 10,000 children and youth. Poets House hosted over 150 public events and hosted 27th Poets House Showcase and 24th Poetry Walk Across…

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2020

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Poets House closed its facility to the public in March 2020. The Poets House staff continued operations via remote work and digital programming. In November, Poets…

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2021

August 2021, Poets House suffered intense flooding from a ruptured supply line that required extensive structural repairs to the entire space. Miraculously, almost no books or materials were damaged. Following long-term…

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Poets House established the Hard Hat Reading Series in January 2022, featuring poetry readings by members of the Poets House community.

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Open House, a radio-broadcast literary interview series hosted by Cornelius Eady and Patricia Spears Jones, was initiated. Eirini Tsachrelia of ETIO Studio, working closely with renowned architect Stephen…

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2022

Poets House announced literary voice and leader Rob Arnold as the new Executive Director, effective December 2022.

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