The New York City
Event Date
July 29th & 30th
11 AM - 6 PM
News from the New York City Poetry Festival

Until next time NYC, Algonquin stage is closed.

Tyrone Watson delivered powerful poetry. A wonderful close to the Algonquin stage.

Vida is up at Algonquin! You can visit their website for research at

Stacie Evans: "Bury the bodies."

"One breath away," Adjoa Jones de Almeida sings before performing.

"Jury Duty; such a snooze." - Cooper Wilhelm

"I want you to want to kiss me." -Aimee Herman

"For all we have not done, Father forgive." - HeidiLynn Nilsson

"I've spent a lifetime, getting it right." says Lynn McGee on womanhood

Sally Bilumis-Dunn of Slapering Hol Press presents poem, "guinea pig" based on a real life experience.

"Welcome to Womanhood" presented by Trace Peterson offers a trans perspective on gender inclusive bathrooms

"I was trained to love less than others..." -Kate Lutzner

"This is a lot of weaponry..." says Anne Gorrick on the amount of lipsticks needed to measure the distance to the sun.

"The adjunct commuter" is presented in different forms on Algonquin stage by Joanna Fuhrman.

11 AM

The festival will open at 11am and close at 6pm on July 29th and 30th, 2017.

Governors Island

Governors Island, a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor, is only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn. It is a world unto itself, unique and full of promise.

250 poets. 5 boroughs. 2 days. ONE CITY.