New York City Poetry Festival
Governors Island - Governors Island - Colonels Row Green
Every year on the last weekend of July, The Poetry Society of New York (PSNY) invites poetry organizations and collectives of all shapes and sizes to bring their unique formats, aesthetics, and personalities to beautiful Governors Island for The New York City Poetry Festival, a free weekend of readings, workshops, open mics, installations, performances, writing activities, bookselling, children’s programming, a beer garden, delicious food, and a whole lot of lying around in the grass listening to poetry.
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. To participate, submit your application at newyorkcitypoetryfestival.com/get-involved. Follow @poetrysocietyny on Instagram for updates and registration information.
See below for past programs and events on Governors Island.