The Poetry Project

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Looking for someone in particular at the Poetry Project? Check our Team page.

Our office phone is 212-674-0910, and our general email is General office hours are 12:00pm to 6:30pm, Monday through Friday. Please call or email to make an appointment.

For information on upcoming learning programs, please contact Laura Henriksen.

For membership questions, please write

If you'd like to learn more about volunteering at The Poetry Project, please write

If you have a question regarding The Poetry Project Newsletter, please write Kay Gabriel.

For upcoming events at The Poetry Project, check out our program calendar. Subscribe to our email newsletter to receive updates on upcoming events and opportunities.

Employment, Internships, Volunteering, and Membership



The Poetry Project is not hiring at this time.


The Poetry Project is not accepting internship applications at this time.



Volunteers and interns are cherished at The Poetry Project. Volunteering can mean anything from an annual two-hour shift at the New Year’s Day Marathon benefit to a weekly chair-stacking gig at one of our three reading series. We're always accepting new volunteers and are ever-appreciative of additional support! Please email if you'd like to discuss volunteer options.


The Poetry Project thrives on the support we get from our members! Learn more about becoming a member here.

How Do I Get A Reading?

We welcome inquiries from poets, writers, and artists interested in sharing work at The Poetry Project. While we commit to reading and considering work submitted to us for event programming, we also note that we annually receive 50-75 inquiries, in addition to the events conceptualized by staff and curatorial fellows—with only 50–60 available dates each year.

Beyond invitation to participate in two or three person readings, book launches, and The New Year’s Day Marathon, there are a number of ways to get involved with The Poetry Project and share your work. Twice a year we host Workshop Readings, open to everyone who participated in our five- and ten-session workshops, to celebrate the writing they created there. We also have a publication called Footnotes, dedicated to presenting the work created in both our workshops and our Dis/Course meetings. Near the end of each season, we are honored to host a Volunteer & Intern Potluck and Reading, where the brilliant poets who make our events possible every week—by stacking chairs, selling books, pouring wine, and so much more—take the podium to share their work. All volunteers and interns are invited to read, and everyone is encouraged to come out to support and celebrate their work.

For more information or to be considered for a reading, direct queries to