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December 1, 2015: Giving TuesdayNow in its fourth year, #GivingTuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Observed on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving and the widely recognized shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday, #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season, when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving. Since its inaugural year in 2012, #GivingTuesday has become a movement that celebrates and supports giving and philanthropy with events throughout the year and a growing catalog of resources.
We hope you’ll get into the spirit of things by tweeting your favorite lines of poetry that capture the generosity of the human spirit at #poetshouse. We also hope you’ll take that generosity a bit further by helping Poets House to help us reach our goal of receiving 31 gifts—one for each day of December. Every person who gives today will receive a special gift.
More importantly, you’ll be contributing to keeping Poets House free and open to everyone—kids and teens, writers in need of a place to create, up-and-coming poets seeking to connect to the history of poetry via our library, artists and scientists interested in exploring the ways that poetry relates to other fields, and so much more.
Happy #GivingTuesday. And Thank You!
Emerging Poets Fellowship
2015 Poets House Emerging Fellows with Fellowship leader Rachel Eliza Griffiths (c) Cameron Blaylock
Poets House's Emerging Poets Fellowship Program assists developing poets living in one of the five boroughs of New York by providing writing instruction and mentoring in the special environment of Poets House's library, from February to June 2016. Fellows are required to attend weekly evening workshops, engage in one-on-one mentoring sessions, and participate in special events.
Application deadline December 11, 2015.
Click here for more information on the Program and the application process.
ExhibitionsTrevor Winkfield: The Collaborator showcases Winkfield's visionary contributions to the over-all aesthetic of poetry publishing and underscores his connection to many New York School poets.
(Exhibition on view through January 9, 2016)
The Poet (2000) ©Trevor Winkfield
December EventsOur fall 2015 season concludes:
• Friday, December 4
Location: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments
6:30 and 7:30pm: Poetry Reading with Rosamond King
• Saturday, December 12
3:00pm: Passwords: Miriam Nichols on Robin Blaser
Our current seasonDownload the Fall 2015 Calendar (PDF)