The New York City
Event Date
July 30th & 31st
11 AM - 5 PM
News from the New York City Poetry Festival

💚Amazing photo of governor's island! Who's excited for this year's festival?💚

Just like woodstock, our festival is a great way for us all to come together!🌸💗✨👌🏼 #poetry

🌸In the style of our poetry festival, here's the painting The Birth of Venus, by Sandro…

I don't know about you guys, but I'm hyped for this year's festival. Let's celebrate the power of poetry together! @LitManhattan

Beyoncé's new videos are a reminder of the importance and power of poetry! #LEMONADE #Beyonce

Thank you for an unforgettable weekend! We love you all so much! See you next year ❤

@poetrybrothel treated us to a little song and dance at @nycpofest. Find them in house 407 on Colonel's Row. #nyc

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Thank you both for being so magnificent. So happy to have had you today! @LunaLunaMag @RosebudBenOni @DTomasMartinez…

Make sure to grab a tandem poem from Maya and Amy of @food4thesoultrain #tandempoetry #NYC #typewriter

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It's day number two of @nycpofest and we've still got blue skies on the island. See you soon! #nyc #governorsisland

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@PGAvindog thanks for coming!…

@KamariAnnamarie we're so glad that you enjoyed yourself! We loved having you :)…

@emiliekneifel we'll be on the lookout for you!…

Did you add a line to the word poetry post (remember the old fridge magnets?!) It'll be back for more tomorrow! #nyc

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11 AM

The festival opens at 11am and closes at 5pm on July 30th and 31st, 2016. Plan to arrive at the ferry landing at least 30 minutes prior to your desired arrival time. For a complete timetable of events, please check out the festival lineup!

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.