Inaugurated by the Academy of American Poets in 1996, National Poetry Month is now held every April, when schools, publishers, libraries, booksellers and poets throughout the United States band together to celebrate poetry and its vital place in American culture. This year’s theme is letter writing, and the role this intimate act has played in the lives of poets. Thousands of organizations participate through readings, festivals, book displays, workshops and other events. Check out our list below to see events in New York.
Fri, Apr 05, 2013, 7:00 pm
The evening will feature readings by award recipients and the presentation of the 2013 Frost Medal to Robert Bly, who will give a reading.
Sun, Apr 14, 2013, 4:00 pm
To celebrate the season of winter, poets will read classic favorites as well as their own works at the largest botanical garden in the United States.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013, 7:00 pm
The Academy of American Poets celebrates the launch of the spring 2013 issue of American Poet, its bi-annual journal. Poets Sophie Cabot Black, Cynthia Cruz and Rachel Eliza Griffiths will ...
Wed, Apr 10, 2013, 6:00 pm
D. Nurkse is the author of 10 books of poetry, most recently "A Night in Brooklyn." The story of two dogs and the humans in their constellation, Ron Singer's "The ...
Mon, Apr 29, 2013, 6:30 pm
Readings by contributors to the anthology "Postmodern American Poetry."
All ages and levels, from beginner to published, are welcome to read original poetry at this monthly series.
Wed, Mar 13, 2013, 6:00 pm
Kostos presents four compelling poets, all of an Attic disposition: Sarah Arvio, Veronica Golos, Trebor Healey and Lloyd Robson.
Wed, Apr 10, 2013, 7:00 pm
Poetry in Motion poets join performers from Music Under New York for an evening of music and poetry honoring Grand Central Terminal in its centennial year.
The first poetry slam ever in New York City was held at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe in 1989, and 20 years later, it's become part of the cultural history of ...
Sat, Apr 06, 2013, 1:30 pm
To celebrate National Poetry Month, the New York Transit Museum will share their favorite transportation and city-related poems in the greatest place of all -- a vintage subway car! Learn ...
Wed, Apr 17, 2013, 6:30 pm
Some of America's leading artists, scholars, and public figures will come together on one stage in April for an extraordinary evening celebrating the role of contemporary poetry in American culture.
Mon, Apr 08, 2013, 8:15 pm
With Frank Bidart, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Mary Karr, Marie Ponsot, Don Share, Atsuro Riley, Christian Wiman and Charles Wright.
Tue, Apr 09, 2013, 8:00 pm
The National Arts Club presents the Seventh Annual Evening of Young Poets, featuring Brooklyn-based writers Mika Gellman, Andrew Hurst, Jennifer L. Knox, and Jason Koo. A reception will follow the ...
This is a quirky and eccentric series, and even though it's featured some of the biggest names in poetry--Billy Collins, Patricia Smith, Galway Kinnell, Saul Williams, and almost every national ...