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New York City Poetry Picnic: An Interactive Exhibition of Poetry & Art

This summer, Poets House establishes a literary outpost in one of the historic houses on Governors Island.

Poets House Members-only Open Mic

This special event will be open to the public, but you must be a current Poets House Member to read.

To become a Poets House Member or renew your membership, click here.

To sign-up to read at this event, please e-mail gina@poetshouse.org. Readers will be listed in an upcoming e-blast and here on our website. Space is limited. First come, first served.

Literary Partners Program presents: Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective

Poets published by four small presses (Shabda Press, Many Voices Press, Hummingbird Press, & FootHills Publishing) in the Coast to Coast Poetry Press Collective gather for the first time in New York City to share their poetry. The presses represent a diversity of poets, ethnicities and cultures from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean and around the world. The presses also represent a diversity in publishing, creating books that are unique to their aesthetics from hand-bound books to books printed locally and sustainably.

2016: Celebrating The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich

Pablo Conrad, Dawn Lundy Martin, Rachel Zucker, Mark Doty, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Elizabeth Willis read to celebrate the publication of The Collected Poems of Adrienne Rich, a new book honoring the work and life of one of the most radically significant poets of the twentieth century. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika; hosted by W.W. Norton & Company editor Jill Bialosky

2016 Summer Poetry Workshop for High School Students

$495.00

This weeklong intensive writing program provides an exceptional opportunity for gifted young poets to develop their voice and hone their craft. Working with their peers, and with the guidance of a master teaching poet and guest poets, students will gain exposure to a range of poetic forms and various styles, and create and present original works. All participating students will receive lunch and transportation stipends for the duration of the program. Lead by poet and playwright Dave Johnson.

Price: $495.00

Showcase Reading Series: Cameron Awkward-Rich, Derrick Austin, Rickey Laurentiis, and Simone White

Readings by Cameron Awkward-Rich (Sympathetic Little Monster - Ricochet Editions), Derrick Austin (Trouble the Water - BOA Editions), Rickey Laurentiis (Boy with Thorn - The University of Pittsburgh Press), and Simone White (Of Being Dispersed - Futurepoem Books), as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's

Showcase Reading Series: Laurel Blossom, Tyehimba Jess, Anna Moschovakis, and Wayne Miller

Readings by Laurel Blossom (Longevity - Four Way Books), Tyehimba Jess (Olio - Wave Books), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This - Coffee House Press), and Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems - Milkweed Editions), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase

Showcase Reading Series: Janice Lowe, Michael Morse, Solmaz Sharif, and Vincent Toro

Readings by Janice Lowe (LEAVING CLE poems of nomadic dispersal - Miami University Press) , Michael Morse (Void and Compensation - Canarium Books), Solmaz Sharif (Look - Graywolf Press), and Vincent Toro (Stereo.Island.Mosaic - Ahasahta Press), part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcas

24th Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading with Patricia Spears Jones, Alicia Jo Rabins, Camille Rankine, and Stacy Szymaszek

Readings by poets Patricia Spears Jones (A Lucent Fire: New & Selected Poems - White Pine Press), Alicia Jo Rabins (Divinity School - American Poetry Review), Camille Rankine (Incorrect Merciful Impulses - Copper Canyon Press), and Stacy Szymaszek (Journal of Ugly Sites and Other Journals - Fence Books) open the 2016 Poets House Showcase, our 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 commer

2015: Bill Berkson reads from 'Expect Delays'

Poet Bill Berkson reads from Expect Delays (Coffee House Press), as part of the 23rd Annual Poets House Showcase Opening Reading. Introduction by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika
(Approx 15 mins)

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