Search for:

Archives: Timeline Stories

2005

Branching Out: Poetry for the 21st Century, with the Poetry Society of America, in partner libraries in five U.S. cities

 

Stanley Kunitz turns 100: “Immortality? It’s…

More

2004

First poetry installation opens in Central Park Zoo

 

Designated by Battery Park City to receive a 11,000-square-foot space in a new green building

 

Capital campaign…

More

2003

Third People’s Poetry Gathering, bringing together over 30 downtown programming organizations

More

2001

Poets House expands to 4,500 square feet at 72 Spring Street

 

First Children’s Room opens in a converted storage closet

 

Second People’s Poetry Gathering, aligning…

More

2000

First Poets House website launched

More

1999

Poetry in the Branches in nine metropolitan library sites

 

First People’s Poetry Gathering co-sponsored with City Lore, exploring the relationship between oral traditions and literary texts; 8,000 attend…

More

1996

First Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge Benefit is held

More

1995

Poetry in The Branches (PITB) established in partnership with The New York Public Library; Philip Levine presents first public PITB event

First Summer Reading Series in Rockefeller Park in…

More

1993

Axe-Houghton Multimedia Archive established

More

1992

Poets House’s first annual Poets House Showcase, then called the “Poetry Publication Showcase,” featuring new poetry books from 1991 and discussions about the future of poetry publishing.

More