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Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Brooklyn Bridge Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Bouley Test Kitchen,Poetry Fundraisers,Poetry NYC
Bouley Test Kitchen,Poetry Fundraisers,Poetry NYC
Bouley Test Kitchen,Poetry Fundraisers,Poetry NYC
Bouley Test Kitchen,Poetry Fundraisers,Poetry NYC
Bouley Test Kitchen,Poetry Fundraisers,Poetry NYC
Bouley Test Kitchen,Poetry Fundraisers,Poetry NYC
Afaa Michael Weaver, Bob Holman, Kevin Young, Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Lee Briccetti and Bill Murray, Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Marie Howe, Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Tracy K Smith, Brooklyn Bridge, Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Bubby's Brooklyn, Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Bubby's Brooklyn, Poetry Walk, Poetry NYC
Brian Doyle-Murray, Billy Collins, Bill Murray, Poetry NYC
Alice Quinn, Molly Peacock, Poetry NYC
Edward Hirsch, Margo Viscusi, Poetry NYC
Catherine Barnett, Poets House's Suzanne Wise, Annie Wright, Poetry NYC
Myra Shapiro, Edward Hirsch, Alice Quinn, Poetry NYC
Quincy Troupe, Billy Collins, Poetry NYC
Poets House, Poetry NYC
Margo Viscusi, Poetry NYC
Susan Stewart, Poetry NYC
Bob Kissane, Poetry NYC
Sapphire, Poetry NYC
Bill Murray, Poetry NYC
E. Ward Smith, Poetry NYC

Join the Annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge
Join 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. For two decades, every June, the Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge has helped guests revel in the words of poetry legends Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, Langston Hughes, Hart Crane and other writers who celebrate New York City and the Brooklyn Bridge—one of the City's architectural gems—in their work.

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. The Poetry Walk was inspired by our co-founder Elizabeth Kray, who, many years ago, chartered a ferry to celebrate the Brooklyn Bridge with Galway Kinnell reading “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry.” Many years later, Poets House developed the idea into a walk and fundraiser.

Benefit Events
Poets House benefits are a way to intimately experience great poetry and food with once-in-a-lifetime performances. Each year’s 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.

This February 2017, we celebrate partnerships with Invitation to the Muse: A Celebration of Partners in Poetry along with poets Mark Doty, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Cathy Park Hong, Taylor Mali and Nicole Sealey. The night will be hosted by Daniel Halpern, poet and president and publisher of famed HarperCollins’s imprint Ecco Press; wine pairings by celebrated importer Neal Rosenthal; and a meal designed by Chef Eric Korsh at North End Grill.

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

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