Literary Partners Program: Green World Rising: Eco-Poetry

Daniela Gioseffi, editor of will host Alicia Ostriker as featured reader. Other readers are Eliot Katz, Joanne Monte, Burt Kimmelman, George Held, Nina Tassi, and Peggy Anne Tartt. Poetry clips from the docu-drama: Author & Activist: The Daneila Gioseffi Story will be shown. There will be a short intermission with light refreshment. Admission free. Suggested contribution $3 or more.

Literary Partners Program: Red Hen Press Reading featuring Billy Collins, Ron Koertge, and Brynn Saito

Dubbed “the most popular poet in America” by Bruce Weber in the New York Times, Billy Collins served two terms as the US Poet Laureate, from 2001-2003, and was New York State Poet Laureate from 2004-2006.

What Returns by Cameron Awkward-Rich

A poem by Cameron Awkward-Rich, author of Sympathetic Little Monster (Ricochet Editions, 2016), part of the Poets House 24th Annual Showcase.

The Portent of Silence by Jay Deshpande

A poem by Jay Deshpande, author of Love the Stranger (YesYes Books, 2015), part of the Poets House 24th Annual Showcase.

We Are New York City: An Interactive Exhibition of Poetry and Art

This summer, Poets House establishes a literary outpost in one of the historic houses on Governors Island. For four weekends, “We Are New York City,” an exhibition of art and poetry by Lower Manhattan students, will be on view in House 5A in Nolan Park. Our site on Governors Island will also feature a pop-up library with titles on loan from Poets House’s 60,000-volume collection and interactive poetry-and-art stations for children and families.

Tribeca Meet & Greet

This month's Tribeca Meet & Greet will take place at Poets House on Wednesday, Aug. 10, from 6:30 to 9PM Frankly Wines will provide beverages and MaxDelivery will provide light snacks. Started by David Cleaver, Sales Manager for the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, Tribeca Meet & Greets is in its 10th year.

The monthly social gatherings are primarily for local business owners, though residents are always welcome. The event is free to the public.

2016 Showcase Reading Series: Wayne Miller, Anna Moschovakis, and Tyehimba Jess (Full Audio)

Wayne Miller (Post-: Poems - Milkweed Editions), Anna Moschovakis (They and We Will Get Into Trouble for This - Coffee House Press), Tyehimba Jess (Olio - Wave Books), read as part of the Showcase Reading Series, featuring leading and emerging poets with books in this year's Poets House Showcase. Introduced by Poets House Artistic Director Stephen Motika. (Previously scheduled reader Laurel Blossom unable to attend)

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.

Emceed by Taylor Mali.

Featuring readings by Poets House members:

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.


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