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Emerging Poet Fellows in The Wall Street Journal

2016 Poets House Emerging Poet Fellows José Olivarez, Emily Brandt, Cynthia Manick, Nicole Shanté wrote fashion-inspired poems for the article Ode to a Summer Dress, that appeared in The Wall Street Journal June 23, 2016 -- Congratulations!


Sadness and Felicity (1982) ©Fay Lansner

Metamorphosis: The Collaboration of Poet Barbara Guest & Artist Fay Lansner
An exhibition charting the creative collaboration and friendship between the New York School Poet Barbara Guest (1920- 2006) and painter Fay Lansner (1921-2010) through drawings, paintings, collages and portraits of Guest. The first time these works have been brought together in an exhibition, they depict the progressive transformation of the creative process.

On view through October 8th

“...the perfect place to open little minds to the wonderful world of poetry...”

Parenting website Mommy Nearest declares Poets House a “Must Do in Battery Park City”! Click the link to read more.

Summer Events

• Thursday, July 28, 7:00pm
Poets House Showcase Reading Series with Laurel Blossom, Tyehimba Jess, Anna Moschovakis, and Wayne Miller

• Thursday, August 4, 7:00pm
Poets House Showcase Reading Series with Cameron Awkward-Rich, Derrick Austin, Rickey Laurentiis, and Simone White

• Thursday, August 11, 6:00-8:00pm
Poets House Members Open Mic

Poets House on Governors Island

For five weekends this summer, "New York City Poetry Picnic," an exhibition of art and poetry by Lower Manhattan students, will be on view in House 4B in Nolan Park on Governors Island. Featuring a pop-up library and interactive poetry-and-art stations for children and families, activities will include a portrait-on-a-plate workshop and an ode station, where visitors can create short poems that Poets House will share via social media. Click here to learn more!

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