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Lee Briccetti
Executive Director
lee@poetshouse.org
212-431-7920 ext. 2817

Lee is a poet and the longtime Executive Director of Poets House. She developed many of Poets House’s most iconic programs, including the Poets House Showcase and Poetry in The Branches, and oversaw the $11M capital project that gave Poets House its current home in Battery Park City. Under her leadership, Poets House has grown from a tiny non-profit into a top-tier literary center, a hub for essential poetry programming, an unparalleled public resource for the local, national, and global poetry communities, and one of the great poetry libraries in the world.

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Jane Preston
Managing Director
jane@poetshouse.org
212-431-7920 ext. 2826

Jane originally came to Poets House when we were located in a home economics room in the High School for the Humanities on West 17th Street. A few years after our move to a loft space in Soho, she became our Managing Director, in which capacity she continues to oversee our finances, facility, library and operational infrastructure. She is passionate about her gardens in upstate NY, her dog Poppy, and her belief in the power of language and the imagination to shape individual experience, interpersonal possibility and cultural reality.