Poets House

Type of Venue: 
Gallery/Museum, Library, Literary/Arts Center
Genre: 
Poetry, Cross-Genre
Event Types: 
Reading, Workshop, Panel, Talk, Performance
Phone Number: 
(212) 431-7920
E-mail: 

Founded in 1985 by the late U.S. poet laureate Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center. Located in Battery Park City, the 11,000-square-foot space houses a 60,000-volume poetry library, a reading room, an exhibition room, and a children’s room, all free and open to the public. Poets House offers a wide range of literary programming, including readings, talks, panels, performances, poetry workshops, and the annual Poetry Walk Across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Representative Readers: 

Stephen Burt, Cynthia Cruz, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Rickey Laurentiis, Valeria Luiselli, Gregory Pardlo, Jerome Rothenberg, Natasha Saje, Eleni Sikelianos, Wendy Xu

Address: 
10 River Terrace
New York, NY 10282