NYC Poetry Festival Preview

The Second Annual New York City Poetry Festival will be held this weekend on scenic Governors Island in New York Harbor. Dozens of local series, magazines and presses will present live readings at one of three stages in the Colonel’s Row section of the island.

We have interviewed several curators and organizers about what they look forward to most. We will run these continually throughout the week.

Featured readers include Mark Strand, Patricia Smith, Thomas Sayers Ellis, Amber Tamblyn, Valzhyna Mort, Cornelius Eady, Jennifer Michael Hecht, Joanna Furhman, Jennifer L. Knox, CAConrad, Dorothea Lasky and Timothy Donnelly. The always exciting Coldfront set will be held at 12:40 pm on The Algonquin stage on Saturday.

Here is a link to a full schedule. Here are some interviews curators and organizers:

Augury Books

Bowery Books

The Bratty Poets Series



Exit Strata

Fireside Follies

The Highwaymen NYC

Metro Rhythm Reading Series

PEN American Center

The Mom Egg


Underwater New York