The New York City Poetry Festival was held on Saturday, July 21st and Sunday, July 22nd on Governors Island in New York Harbor. It featured more than 200 poets on three separate stages in the Colonel’s Row section of the island. The stages were named for famous New York City literary haunts: The Algonquin, Chumley’s, and The White Horse. Here are some pictures:
Erin Lynn, Rachel Herman-Gross and Adam Fitzgerald light the page for Mark Strand at Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan at the Poetry Festival After Party.
An audience listens at The Algonquin stage early Saturday.
Ronaldo V. Wilson reads at The Algonquin stage on Saturday.
Janaka Stucky reads at Chumley’s stage on Saturday.
A view of lower Manhattan from the Governor’s Island Ferry.
Angela Veronica Wong reads at Chumley’s stage on Sunday.
A crowd gathers at The White Horse stage on Sunday.
Amy King reads at The White Horse stage on Sunday.
Ana Božičević reads at The White Horse stage on Saturday.
Dorothea Lasky reads on The White Horse stage on Sunday.
Jennifer Michael Hecht reads at The Algonquin stage on Sunday.
Mark Strand reads at The Algonquin stage to close out the festival on Sunday.
Timothy Donnelly reads at Fraunces Tavern during the Poetry Festival After Party.