Why is there no apostrophe on Poets in the name Poets House?

According to co-founder poet Stanley Kunitz, “some things must never be possessed but shared.”

Are you affiliated with the New York Public Library?

No. Poets House is a private, not-for-profit organization not affiliated with the library system. However, we do consider ourselves partners with the NYPL and public libraries across the nation. We do many collaborative initiatives and projects with them, most notably Poetry In The Branches.

Can I take books out of the library?

No, but you may spend as much time with the book(s) of your choosing for as long as you like during our open hours.

Do I have to be a member to use the library?

No, but we do encourage membership for additional benefits and to help support the work that Poet House does.


Silver Anniversary Level: Funders – $1000

Tax-deductible portion: $950 The benefits of a Sponsor Membership plus: acknowledgement in all our publications and a signed copy of The Wild Braid: A Poet Reflects on a Century in the Garden, by Poets House co-founder and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Stanley Kunitz.
Price: $1,000.00

Sponsors – $500

Tax-deductible portion: $475 Contribute $500 and receive the benefits of a Patron Membership, plus a set of "PoetTREES," nature poems curated by Poets House and printed on seeded, plantable paper.
Price: $500.00


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