Poets House is a literary center and poetry archive – a collection and meeting place in New York that invites poets and the public to join the living tradition of poetry. Free and open to the public, Poets House’s 50,000-volume poetry library is among the most comprehensive, open-stacks collections of poetry in the United States. Hosting acclaimed poetry events and poetry workshops, Poets House not only documents the wealth and diversity of modern poetry it stimulates public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture.
I visited Poet’s House recently to speak with Program Director Stephen Motika about why a literary tourist might want stop by here. Please listen to our conversation here: