The Poetry Project


The Alphabet of Revelations: A Halloween Benefit for The Poetry Project

xxxxxA key
xxxxxa leaf
xxxxxa stemmed pipe
xxxxxa stemmed glass

xxxxxtwisted wire
xxxxxhas torn canvas
xxxxxmaple dreams

xxxxxthe leaf also has a stem
xxxxxthe key also has a stem.

xxxxxxxxxx– The Alphabet of Revelations, Hannah Weiner

A church, a night, a poetry haunting, a poetry benefit – The Poetry Project’s annual Halloween party is back. We can’t wait to turn the key that has a stem and see you there.

7pm, Reception
DJ Set by Dr. Fruit
Tarot readings (sliding-scale) by Yvonne Lebien, Gala Mukomolova, Rebecca Borrer & Camila Mercado
Face painting (sliding-scale) by Sam White

8pm, Performances
Starr Busby
Justin Cabrillos
Cecilia Gentili

You can sign-up for an on-site tarot reading either at the door when you arrive, or in advance by emailing Laura at In addition to these on-site tarot readings, we will also be auctioning off a tarot reading with Sarah Schulman. Bidding closes at midnight on 10/26.

Bid here

Thank you to our hosts: Bennet Bergman, Allison Brainard, Deepali Gupta, Jackson Howard, Stephen Ira, Luke O'Halloran, and Harron Walker.


This is tentatively planned as a live indoor event at St. Mark's Church. Masks will be optional at this event.

Please arrive prepared to show proof of vaccination and a photo ID at the door. Proof of vaccination may be in the form of your vaccination card (or a picture of your card), the NYC Covid Safe app, or the Excelsior app. If, for medical reasons, you have not been vaccinated, you may instead bring documentation of a negative PCR test taken within the last 72 hours.

We also encourage all event attendees to take a rapid test the day of the event before heading to the church. Here’s a map of testing sites throughout the city. Thank you for helping us keep our wonderful community safe!

This in-person event will also be livestreamed via The Poetry Project's YouTube. Livestream captions will be available via a streamtext link or the CC button on YouTube's player.

Open CART captioning is scheduled for most in-person events.