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Poetry in The Branches (PiTB)

Poetry in The Branches Provides Services in Public Libraries

Poetry in The Branches (PITB) was developed as a model for building poetry audiences in local communities by providing poetry services in public libraries. PITB has proved to radically increase circulation by creating a synergy between books, events, writing workshops, and professional training for librarians.Since it was first developed in 1995, millions of people have experienced poetry through PITB programs and the training it provides to librarians.

Poets House makes this model available nationwide through:





  • A range of national projects depend on collaboration with public libraries. These projects have their roots in Poetry in The Branches and begin with intensive training in the model.

To receive updates on any of these services, or for questions about Poetry in The Branches, please contact Poets House Support via email.