The Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge

Join us for this beloved Poets House tradition that celebrates the poetry of New York City. We'll parade from City Hall across the bridge, enjoying readings by Mark Doty, Thomas Lux, and Vijay Seshadri, among other renowned voices. This year, poet Naomi Shihab Nye will join us as we honor her with the Elizabeth Kray Award for dedicated service to poetry.

Emerging Poets Fellowship Reading

Join us for an energetic reading to celebrate the dynamic emerging voices in this year’s Emerging Poets Fellowship: (Click names for bios and a sample of each poets work): J.

Poem in Your Pocket Day: A Landmark Celebration

Throughout the day, Poets House staff and volunteers will distribute pocket-sized poems written by budding poets from neighboring elementary schools, inspired by local landmarks, in recognition of the upcoming 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Preservation Law.

Funding provided by Goldman Sachs.

Click here for printable Poem in Your Pocket Day cards!

Opening Reception and Panel Discussion: Chapbooks from the Mimeo Revolution

Publisher Steve Clay joins young poetry scholars Gabby Kappes, Meira Levinson and Kyle Waugh from the CUNY Grad Center for a panel discussion to celebrate the opening of Chapbooks from the Mimeo Revolution: From New American Poetry to New Sentence

Open Enrollment Class Registration -Rilking with Reines

$495.00

Readings from Rilke's extensive correspondence and works, including Sonnets to Orpheus and The Duino Elegies, will be balanced by invitations to write, which is to say to Rilk, with all the rigor, humor, and candor we can muster.

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Price: $495.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration-Shepard

$295.00

The Self and the World: Oppositional Energies inside a Poem with Neil Shepard

This class will examine how poets create texture and tension, with focus on students’ work and new strategies and discoveries in making a poem that zings.

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Price: $295.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration-Villanueva

$295.00

Birds Not Birdcages with R.A. Villanueva

Rallying around Dean Young’s assertion "we are making birds not birdcages,” this class will examine the role of form in innovative and traditional poems, and explore the interplay of memory, language, and art in the creation of new work.

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Price: $295.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration-Lawless

$295.00

Introduction to Poetry: A Generative Workshop with Amy Lawless

This class is grounded in two basic functions: to generate new poems through prompts and expectation-challenging exercises, and to workshop them. A discussion of narrative, mechanics, forms, and the music of language will anchor the class.

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Price: $295.00

Open Enrollment Class Registration-Groff

$295.00

From the Earth to the Stars: Writing Poems of Spiritual Questioning with David Groff

No matter their faith or doubt, most poets feel summoned to explore the ways human lives relate to the spiritual. Through readings of contemporary poets with a range of spiritual outlooks and inquiries, workshop participants will focus on making new poems, seeking to discover spirit through the stuff of the world.

Price: $295.00

Introduction to Poetry: A Generative Workshop with Amy Lawless

This class is grounded in two basic functions: to generate new poems through prompts and expectation-challenging exercises, and to workshop them. A discussion of narrative, mechanics, forms, and the music of language will anchor the class.

Amy Lawless is the author of two books of poetry, My Dead and Noctis Licentia. She grew up in Boston and currently lives in New York City, where she was a 2011 NYFA Fellow in poetry.

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