The Poetry Project has been closely following information and recent developments around COVID-19. In light of escalating reports of the virus' transmission within NYC, and given the highly contagious spread observed elsewhere, and the close proximity of our particular space, we are suspending all events indefinitely until we have a clearer sense of safety and public gathering.
We feel a deep commitment to the poets, performers, and artists who have given extensive time to share their work, and will be continuing to pay affected poets, artists, technicians, and event staff. We also know The Project is an important gathering space for many. For the time being we are staying connected to our community through expanded publications, such as our House Party series, and more to come.
We know many of our peers at other organizations and venues share this commitment to their communities, and experience the related pressure of relying to some extent on sustaining their work through events. We hope that writers, readers, audiences, and partners will join us in finding new ways of supporting and engaging with one another during this time.