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Special Closing

The Library will close at 5:00pm on Friday, September 21 for a private event

Poets House’s Fall 2018 Season & A New Website Launch


Poets House concludes its 30th Anniversary this fall with a series on epics, from ancient to contemporary times, along with other programs that celebrate contemporary poetic voices. In honor of three decades of creating a home for poetry, a new Poets House website will launch in September with a blog and other new digital content. In the meantime, download our fall calendar for a complete list of programs, classes, exhibitions, and more.











Joint statement from the Poetry Coalition on the National Endowment for the Arts findings that poetry reading is on the rise

New York, NY (June 7, 2018)– We, leaders of nonprofit poetry organizations, came together to found and publicly launch the Poetry Coalition in November 2016 in part because the demand for our programs and the interest in poetry we were experiencing at our organizations wasn’t reflected in available research or by the media.

We are grateful to the National Endowment for the Arts and Director of Research and Analysis Sunil Iyengar for continuing to collect and study people’s engagement with poetry. We’re pleased that the findings he has released today are aligned with what we’ve been seeing at our individual organizations— poetry is on the rise. Read more here


In the News

  • Fox5 News: "Poets House Celebrates 30th Anniversary" (VIDEO)
  • Time Out New York names Poets House "one of the most gorgeous NYC Libraries"
  • Exhibitions


    The Little Magazine
    On view through November 20, 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 Fall 2018 Program Calendar (PDF)





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