The 12th Annual NYC Poetry Festival

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The 12th Annual NYC Poetry Festival

Join us in celebrating 12 years of uniting New York City's vast and diverse poetry community!

By The Poetry Society of New York

When and where

Date and time

July 29 · 11am - July 30 · 6pm EDT


Colonels Row Governors Island New York, NY 10004

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About this event

  • 1 day 7 hours
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Every year, The New York City Poetry Festival unites the vast and diverse New York City poetry community on the idyllic summer paradise of Governors Island. The festival invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to the festival grounds, which are ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees.

Fostering an approachable, engaging, diverse, progressive, lively, and culturally prominent literary community lies at the core of the festival’s mission. Poets bring to light issues of vital importance; they create avenues of intellect, introspection, political awareness, and artistic communication for anyone to enjoy. The purpose of the New York City Poetry Festival is to liberate New York’s poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstores, and universities and to bring together as many poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, read, teach, learn, listen, perform, and collaborate in the festival's very own poetry village.

By uniting the largest community of poets in the country and offering a unique setting for literary activity, the New York City Poetry Festival electrifies arts and literature and brings poetry to new light in the public eye.

Become a PSNY Member today for free access to our VIP tent at the festival by signing up at! For more details about the New York City Poetry Festival, visit

About the organizer

The Poetry Society of New York is a non-profit dedicated to promoting poetry within our culture. The society accomplishes its mission by creating engaging, one-of-a-kind experiences of poetry; by building meaningful partnerships in the worlds of art, literature, & business; & by fostering healthy & progressive poetry communities in cities across the globe. We produce The New York City Poetry Festival, The Poetry Brothel, a salon series and more! Learn more at Find a complete calendar of Poetry Brothel events at

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