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Special Events / Benefits

Poets House is made possible through the support of patrons like you. We invite you to join us at our annual benefits and special events, including the Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge and our Winter Benefits. Every year, hundreds of poetry lovers who gather each year to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, stopping along the way to hear poems that celebrate the City of New York read by great poets. The walk concludes in Brooklyn at sunset with a reading of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” and is followed by a celebratory dinner and more readings. We are often treated to an appearance and additional reading by actor and longtime Poets House supporter Bill Murray.

In February 2017 the Poets House Winter Benefit, Invitation to the Muse: A Celebration of Partners in Poetry, celebrated partnership along side poets Mark Doty, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Cathy Park Hong, Taylor Mali and Nicole Sealey.

Poets House benefits are a way to intimately experience great poetry and food with once-in-a-lifetime performances. Each benefit is different, but always takes place around exquisite food and wine. It is an opportunity to gather with other poetry lovers in a unique environment created just for the occasion.

For more information please contact Lauren Clark at lauren@poetshouse.org or 212-431-7920 ext 2818.

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