That's the subject line from Bob Holman's adorable letter to us about the opening night of our exhibit, "Portraits of Poets, 1910-2010." The note itself begins, "THANKS A 1,000,000 for the historic (well, it felt that way, I mean God Marie Ponsot reading "The Fish" and Yusef, Frost and Galway's "Oatmeal" and Howard's Moss!) Event last night!"

Thanks to all who contributed to this galvanizing experience. Galway Kinnell came down to New York from his home in Vermont, and Sapphire made time for us when the success of the film, Precious, based on the novel Push by Sapphire, is placing so many demands on her time. Continue Reading Post

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“Luminous night, in so many ways…”

That's the subject line from one of the exuberant (and very cheering) emails we received following the launch event of our Centennial year Tuesday evening, January 5th. The exhibit includes more than 180 images of poets--oils, drawings, and photographs, many of poets in childhood, from Langston Hughes, Marianne Moore, Countee Cullen, W.H.Auden, and T.S. Eliot to Sylvia Plath, Robert Lowell, Adrienne Rich, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Kaufman, Jerome Rothenberg, Ron Padgett, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patti Smith, Alice Walker, Anne Waldman , and Kenny Goldsmith.

The Grand Gallery at the National Arts Club was packed, with over three hundred people ("too many to count," said Rob Casper, our indefatigable Programs Director). Continue Reading Post

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New York Magazine's 21st Reason to Love NY

New York Magazine recently listed the top 35 reasons to love NYC, and our name landed at #21! Check out the article to see just how passionate about poetry we are, and consider making a donation to show YOUR support of poetry. Help keep our programs (and poems!) in motion!

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