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June 2018

23rd Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Support our 30th Anniversary year by attending one our most beloved programs: our annual poetic pilgrimage across the Brooklyn Bridge. Distinguished poets Sophie Cabot Black, Tina Chang, Willie Perdomo, Patricia Smith, and Yanyi read poems about the city by Walt Whitman, Langston Hughes and other New York-centric writers along the way, followed by a celebratory dinner with guest Bill Murray and more poetry. Proceeds…

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June 2017

22nd Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm

On Monday, June 12, 6:30pm, Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo and special guest Bill Murray read classic New York City-inspired poems in the beloved Poets House tradition as we trek en masse from Manhattan to Brooklyn. At Jane’s Carousel on the Brooklyn shore, Sharon Olds reads “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” Walt Whitman’s love letter to NYC. A festive dinner and more readings follow.

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June 2016

21st Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 13, 2016 | 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Our annual poetic pilgrimage across one of our city’s most beloved landmarks supports all that we do. Great poets including Robin Coste Lewis, Thomas Lux, E. Ethelbert Miller, Sharon Olds, Ocean Vuong, and special guest Bill Murray read classic NYC-inspired poems under the arches of the Bridge as we trek en masse from Manhattan to Brooklyn, where a delicious dinner, wine, and more…

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June 2015

The 20th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 8, 2015 | 6:30 pm

Join us for the 20th anniversary of our annual poetic pilgrimage across one of our city’s most beloved landmarks. Great poets including Richard Blanco , Brooklyn Poet Laureate Tina Chang, Cornelius Eady, Edward Hirsch, Laura Kasischke, Thomas Lux, Ocean Vuong, and special guest Bill Murray read classic NYC-inspired poems under the arches of the Bridge as we trek…

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June 2014

The Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 9, 2014 | 6:00 pm

Join us for this beloved Poets House tradition that celebrates the poetry of New York City. We’ll parade from City Hall across the bridge, enjoying readings by Mark Doty, Thomas Lux, and Vijay Seshadri, among other renowned voices. This year, poet Naomi Shihab Nye will join us as we honor her with the Elizabeth Kray Award for dedicated service to poetry.

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June 2009

The 14th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 8, 2009 | 6:30 pm

Join Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux and Natasha Trethewey for this unforgettable literary pilgrimage over the bridge that inspired Hart Crane, Walt Whitman and generations of poets. The event begins near City Hall, pauses for readings under Roebling’s famous arches and culminates in a recitation at Brooklyn’s historic Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner at Bubby’s Brooklyn with special guest Bill Murray.

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June 2008

The 13th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 9, 2008 | 6:30 pm

Join Martín Espada, Galway Kinnell, Thomas Lux and Marilyn Nelson in a New York tradition that, according to Time Out New York, “could just make you fall in love with New York all over again.” This unforgettable literary pilgrimage over the bridge that inspired Hart Crane, Walt Whitman and generations of poets begins near One Centre Street and stops en route for readings under Roebling’s famous arches. Upon…

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June 2007

12th Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Jun 11, 2007 | 6:30 pm

This unforgettable literary pilgrimage over the bridge that inspired Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, and generations of poets, begins near City Hall, pauses under Roebling’s famous arches and culminates in a reading at Brooklyn’s historic Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner in DUMBO. Proceeds from the Poetry Walk benefit Poets House.

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June 2006

11th Annual Poets House Bridge Walk

Jun 12, 2006 | 6:00 pm

Join poets Billy Collins, Toi Derricotte, Galway Kinnell and Philip Levine in our 11th annual salute to poetry inspired by New York City. This movable feast of poetry readings begins near City Hall, continues under the arches of the Brooklyn Bridge, and winds up at Brooklyn’s historic Fulton Ferry Landing. The evening concludes with a festive dinner and more poems, read by special guest Bill Murray.

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June 2005

10th Annual Poets House Bridge Walk, Celebrating Stanley Kunitz’s 100th Birthday

Jun 13, 2005 | 6:00 pm

“An event that may make you fall in love with New York City all over again.” —Time Out New York

Join Lucille Clifton, Billy Collins, Galway Kinnell, Jean Valentine and others for this unforgettable literary pilgrimage over the bridge that inspired Hart Crane, Walt Whitman, and generations of poets. The event begins near City Hall, pauses for readings under Roebling’s famous arches and culminates…

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