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Our Spring 2018 Season

Poets House, the nation’s poetry library, celebrates three decades as a home for poetry, offering programs featuring some of the world’s premier poets—Pulitzer Prize winners, Poet Laureates, emerging talents, and leading voices from diverse cultures around the globe.

Congratulations to 2015 Poets House Emerging Poet Fellow Yanyi, whose manuscript The Year of Blue Water was selected as the winner of the 2018 Yale Series of Younger Poets competition by Carl Phillips!

Poets House Emerging Poets Published by Los Angeles Review of Books

Writing by six graduates of Poets House’s Emerging Poets Fellowship has been published on the Los Angeles Review of Books (LARB) website. As part of the Poetry Coalition’s 2018 initiative, “Where My Dreaming and My Loving Live: Poetry & the Body,” Poets House invited each poet to select five items from our 70,000-volume library that address the theme of the body and to write a short prose response to each of these items, as well as a poem. Read “To Reimagine Healing” by Ricardo Hernandez, “The Body as Idol, Nation, and Revolution” by Adeeba Talukder, “Dreaming and Loving Through Poetry and the Body” by Cynthia Manick,” “Private Time Machine” by Chia-Lun Chang, "Poetry & The Body" by Alex Cuff, and “Unlonely-ing the Inner Self” by Rico Frederick.

In the News

Exhibitions


The Little Magazine
On view through September 8, 2018

This exhibition celebrates the contributions small-press magazines have made to the development of poets, as well as to national and international literary, cultural, and political movements. Emphasizing the material richness and collaborative spirit of experimental publications and publishing communities, the exhibition includes magazines associated with Modernism, the Harlem Renaissance, the Mimeograph Revolution, Conceptual Art, Language Writing, and New Narrative, as well as feminist, queer, and other contemporary communities.





“...the perfect place to open little minds to the wonderful world of poetry...”

Parenting website Mommy Nearest declares Poets House a “Must Do in Battery Park City”! Click the link to read more.

Download the Spring 2018 Program Calendar (PDF)





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