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1990

Poets House moves to 72 Spring Street, a 2,200 square foot loft space

 

Margo Viscusi begins her long tenure as Board President

 

Stanley Kunitz becomes…

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1989

 

Poets House appoints Lee Briccetti Executive Director

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1987

Passwords, the signature Poets House program series, which features one poet reading and discussing the work of another, is developed by Didi Goldenhar, Poets House’s first program director

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1986

Poets House opens to the public with a core collection of 600 books from poet and critic Paul Zweig

 

On April 16th, Poets House presents its first public…

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1985

Poets House, Inc. is established as a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization

 

Stanley Kunitz becomes Poets House Board President, Rachel Bellow its first executive director

 

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Early 1980s

Betty Kray and Stanley Kunitz convene a series of meetings with poets and lovers of the art to discuss the formation of Poets House

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