The Poetry Project

Upcoming Events

The Poetry Project’s full calendar of readings, performances, lectures, and classes is collaboratively curated by staff and fellows to present a range of perspectives, practices, generations, experiences, and communities. This collaboration is facilitated by the Project’s Program Director with the intention of making space for unlikely confluence and generative encounter, and view gathering and listening as much modes of experimentation as poetry is. Without circumscribing the poets, writers, and artists who share work at The Poetry Project, we pose frames of inquiry across each season of events to suggest points of relation and discussion across time.

The Poetry Project’s programming spans four primary series: the Monday Night Series for work from emerging writers; our headlining and longest-running series on Wednesday Nights; the Thursday Night Series, which focuses on experimental and experiential learning practices through Lectures and Dis/Courses; and the Friday Night interdisciplinary series.

  • General admission: $8
  • Students/Seniors: $7
  • Members: $5 or free
    ~ No one turned away for inability to pay ~

The Poetry Project’s event programs are made possible in part through public funds from the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Poetry Project’s Dis/Course series is funded in part by Humanities New York with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

As of January 2024: wearing a mask to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 is now optional for most Poetry Project events. All events where masks are required are noted in event descriptions.

The Poetry Project is committed to making our event programming inclusive and accessible for individuals with different experiences, and are continuously working to improve and expand upon accessibility measures. Our online broadcasts feature live transcription and are presented on broadcasts compatible with most screen readers. If you have a question about either of these resources, or an accessibility measure we haven't described, please contact us at

Saturday, July 20

Monday, July 29

Past Events