Being relatively new to the world of poetry, I am constantly running across great resources for those who love poetry. Recently I came upon Poets House. Frankly, if I tried to write something to describe Poets House it would probably read about as well as my poetry. So I will let Poets House describe itself. The following paragraphs are from Poets House own “About” page. If you want to learn more, you can visit their website. It is packed full of information, resources and programs for poetry lovers of all ages and backgrounds. Check it out. I only wish I lived in NYC to visit the Poets House library in person.
Founded in 1985 by the late U.S. Poet Laureate Stanley Kunitz and arts administrator Elizabeth Kray, Poets House began a year-long celebration of its 25th anniversary of public programming this year, a celebration of our modest beginnings and growth to serving millions each year. Poets House continues to bring world-renowned poets to new audiences, welcoming poetry experts as well as those new to the art form, every day.
We invite you to visit our 50,000-volume poetry library in New York City. Poets House’s collection is among the most comprehensive, open-stacks collections of poetry in the United States. Attend our acclaimed poetry events and poetry workshops. Be sure to become a member today to receive special benefits and to support our ongoing work – Poets House documents the wealth and diversity of modern poetry and stimulates public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture.