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.
Tue, Mar 26, 2013 - Fri, Apr 19, 2013
SOHO20 Chelsea Gallery is pleased to present Phenomenal Women new paintings and sculptures by artist Lannie Hart. William Blake said that poetry and art are ʻways to converse with paradiseʼ. ...
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 ...
Mon, Apr 29, 2013 - Sun, May 05, 2013
The theme of the 2013 World Voices Festival is Bravery and it will take place from April 29 through May 5. It will feature such luminaries as Eduardo Galeano, Sapphire, ...
Thu, Apr 18, 2013, 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
The idea is simple: select a poem you love during National Poetry Month then carry it with you to share with co-workers, family and friends. Poems from pockets will be ...
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 ...
Sat, Apr 20, 2013, 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
The Grand Slam Final will be hosted by Regie Cabico with performances by Ifetayo Cultural Arts Academy’s Youth Ensemble and University of Wisconsin’s First Wave Ensemble. MC Lyte will be ...
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 ...