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Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
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Poets House Showcase - Poetry NYC
The only event of its kind, the annual Poets House Showcase is a free exhibit featuring the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 700 commercial, university and independent presses. Displaying over 3,000 volumes by individual authors, anthologies, chapbooks, biographies, critical studies, essay collections, CDs, DVDs, and more, the Poets House Showcase is a diverse and inclusive exhibition in which books from micro-presses receive the same care and attention as major publishers.

2018 Showcase Exhibit Opening and Reading Series

Opening Receptions & Reading
Thursday, June 28
Reception: 6:00pm with D.J.
Reading: 7:00pm with Brenda Hillman, Tarfia Faizullah & Kaveh Akbar
Post-Reading Reception: 8:00pm with D.J.


The 26th Annual Showcase is unveiled with receptions before and after our first Showcase Reading. Please join us for a glass of wine and listen to music curated by poet Rico Frederick, D.J. and graduate of Poets House's Emerging Poets Fellowship, as you peruse all the new poetry books gathered over the last 18 months, on view through August 18. Our first Showcase Reading begins at 7:00pm with Brenda Hillman, author of Extra Hidden Life, among the Days (Wesleyan); Tarfia Faizullah, author of Registers of Illuminated Villages (Graywolf Press); and Kaveh Akbar, Calling a Wolf a Wolf (Alice James Books). See below for details on other Showcase Readings.

Thursday, July 12, 7:00pm
Dorothea Lasky
, Milk (Wave)
Tongo Eisen-Martin, Heaven Is All Goodbyes (City Lights)
Wayne Koestenbaum, Camp Marmalade (Nightboat)
Celina Su, Landia (Belladonna*)

Thursday, July 19, 7:00pm
Lawrence Joseph
, So Where Are We? (Farrar, Straus & Giroux)
Natalie Eilbert, Indictus (Noemi)
Anaïs Duplan, Mount Carmel & The Blood of Parnassus (Monster House Press)
Tony Robles, Fingerprints of a Hungerstrike (Ithurel’s Spear)

Thursday, July 26, 7:00pm
Joy Ladin
, The Future is Trying to Tell Us Something: New & Selected Poems (Sheep Meadow)
Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Oceanic (Copper Canyon)
Michael Lally, Another Way to Play: Poems 1960-2017 (Seven Stories)
Roberto Harrison, Bridge of the World (Litmus Press)

Thursday, August 2, 7:00pm
Denizé Lauture
, a kiss to the land (Subpress Collective)
Katy Lederer, The bright red horse―and the blue― (Atelos)
Raquel Salas Rivera, Lo terciario/The Tertiary (Timeless, Infinite Light)
Chen Chen, When I Grow Up I Want to Be a List of Further Possibilities (BOA Editions)

Showcase in the News

  • Poets & Writers: "Poets House Showcase Celebrates Twenty-Five Years"
  • Library Journal: "Showcasing Poetry: An Annual Poets House Event Celebrates 25 Years"
  • New York Times: "A Year’s Worth of Verse at Poets House"


  • A PDF of the 2017 Showcase Catalog can be found here

    The Poets House Showcase is made possible by longtime Poets House supporter Deborah Saltonstall Pease (1943-2014) – an original supporter of The Paris Review – who was passionate about the Showcase because it reflects the range, diversity and inventiveness of current poetry publishing.

    A master list of all Poets House programs held from 1986 to the present can be found here.

    Download our Spring 2018 Calendar (PDF)



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