Do I get an e-mail confirming that you received my book?

In 2011, we received 2,458 titles from 767 publishers and poets. Although we make every effort to confirm with publishers that we received the titles they sent, we are unable to confirm with individual poets that we received their individual titles. Please contact your publishers to ensure that they sent Poets House their most recent poetry titles.

I have press material and a bio. Will you need that as well?

We need only the books, chapbooks, and multimedia to catalog the titles. There is no need to send additional promotional or press material.

When is the deadline for submission?

All titles must be received by May 1 to be included in the July exhibition. This ensures that we have sufficient time to catalog your title and included it in our print exhibition catalog.

Are journals and zines included in the Poets House Showcase?

We do not include journals and zines in the Poets House Showcase, but please consider sending Poets House a gift subscription to your publication. The New Journals section of the library is the first section in our library. We’d love to share your publication with visitors.

When is the Poets House Showcase?

The Poets House Showcase is on display for the month of July. We have an opening reception in the last week of June.

What is the Poets House Showcase?

The only event of its kind, the annual Poets House Showcase, is a free exhibit featuring all of the new poetry books and poetry-related texts published in the United States in a single year (including volumes by individual authors, anthologies, biographies, critical studies, CDs and DVDs) from over 650 commercial, university and independent presses.

Where does your funding come from?

Poets House is funded by a diverse range of sources, including membership, individuals, private foundations, corporations, and local, state and federal agencies. Poets House also earns modest but critical income through the classes and workshops we hold, as well as space rentals to organizations for poetry-related events. Our two annual benefit events help us to sustain our operations and help us to keep our doors open to everyone.

How did you get this building?

In 2004, when Poets House was actively searching for a permanent site so that it could adequately accommodate its rapidly expanding library, programs, events and outreach, its longtime partner, Battery Park City Authority, invited Poets House to submit a proposal for designation as a long-term non-profit tenant in a new green building. Poets House was selected as one of three rent-free non-profits in an 11,000-square-foot space at 10 River Terrace. Starting in 2005, Poets House embarked on a Capital Campaign to finance building the space and in 2009 achieved its goal.

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