Poetry Spotlight

Holiday Closing

Poets House will be closed Friday July 3 and Saturday July 4 in observance of Independence Day. Happy 4th!


Two exhibitions honor twenty years of our iconic Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge:

Walking the Brooklyn Bridge: Poems on Brooklyn & Beyond, featuring rare books by major American poets writing from and about New York City, including one of the earliest copies on record of Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass (On view through July 25);


Walt Whitman & the Art of the Book: Contemporary Visions, a selection of contemporary artist books inspired by Whitman's work (On view through September 19).

Poets House Showcase Reading Series

Poets with recent publications join us to celebrate the Poets House Showcase, a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year from over 650 commercial, university, and independent presses.

• Thursday July 9, 7:00pm
Timothy Liu, Sara Jane Stoner, Yolanda Wisher, and Magdalena Zurawski

• Thursday July 16, 7:00pm
Ellen Hagan, Parneshia Jones, Anne Marie Macari, and Jean Valentine

• Thursday July 23, 7:00pm
Nickole Brown, Betsy Fagin, Jessica Jacobs, and Thomas Meyer
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