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Poetry Walk

Poets House at the Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk
Poets House Hosts Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk
2011 Poetry Walk
2011 Poetry Walk, poet Thomas Lux
2009 Poetry Walk, poet Kevin Young
Poet Naomi Shihab Nye, 2014 Poetry Walk
2011 Poetry Walk, Galway Kinnell
Bill Murray at the 2011 Poetry Walk
Crossing the Brooklyn Bridge during our 2009 Poetry Walk
Box Commemorating the 1997 Poetry Walk by R. Warner
Poetry Walk Box by R. Warner
Poetry Walk Box by R. Warner
Sharon Olds, 2016 Poetry Walk
The Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge This beloved Poets House event is an annual benefit for Poets House, and all proceeds support its programs and services, most of which are free to the public. Celebrate the 23rd Annual Poetry Walk on Monday, June 11, 2018 -- SOLD OUT!.

The Poetry Walk features readings of the poetry of Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes and other greats beneath John Augustus Roebling's famous arches. For two decades, guests of Poets House have crossed the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset, reveling in the words of these revered poets who have paid tribute to New York City in their work as read by contemporary poets of the day. The journey from Manhattan to Brooklyn closes with a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” followed by a celebratory dinner and more poetry.

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Read "Bridge walk spans boroughs, benefits Poets House" by Scott Stiffler (Downtown Express)

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