Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets

Sit under the park’s London Plane trees and enjoy evening poetry readings throughout the summer.

All readings are free and open to the public. Books are available to purchase at the readings from our retail partner Kinokuniya and for signing by the poets.

April 30, 2019 - September 24, 2019
Tuesdays, 7pm-8:30pm

See the entire Poetry lineup below. Visit the Reading Room for more information and programs.

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2019 Summer Schedule

April 30 – September 24
Tuesdays, 7pm–8:30pm

April 30: Carol Alexander, Hilary Sideris, John J. Trause, Barry Wallenstein, Jeffrey Cyphers Wright
Produced in partnership with Dos Madres Press

May 7: Kate Daniels, Major Jackson, Elizabeth Jacobson, Chase Twichell

May 14: Star Black, Libby Burton, Cortney Lamar Charleston, Derek Mong
Produced in partnership with Saturnalia Books

May 21: Robert Carr, Kimberly A. Collins, James Diaz, Sarah Sarai, Don Yorty
Produced in partnership with Indolent Books

May 28: Charles Bardes, J. Michael Martinez, Michael Montlack, Tom Sleigh

June 4: Hayden Saunier, Sarah Wetzel, Gary J. Whitehead, Michael T. Young
Produced in partnership with Terrapin Books

June 11: Sara Cahill Marron, Lynn McGee, Kryssa Schemmerling, Claudia Serea
Produced in partnership with Broadstone Books

June 18: James B. Nicola, Matt Pasca, Joseph Stanton, Pramila Venkateswaran

June 25: Stonewall Legacy Poetry Reading
Francisco Aragón, Chase Berggrun, Cheryl Boyce-Taylor, Michael Broder, Guillermo Filice Castro, Steven Cordova, Lou Pam Dick, r. erica doyle, Alan Felsenthal, t’ai freedom ford, David Groff, Alyssa Harley, JP Howard, Donika Kelly, Michael Klein, Dean Kostos, Joan Larkin, Paul Legault, Timothy Liu, Charan P. Morris, Zachary Pace, heidi andrea restrepo rhodes, Jason Schneiderman, Elaine Sexton, Daniel Shapiro, LB Thompson, Yanyi, Don Yorty
(Please note that this reading will end at approximately 10:30pm)

July 2: Forrest Gander, Ani Gjika, Richard Sieburth
Produced in partnership with Poetry Society of America

July 9: Oni Buchanan, Adam Giannelli, Eric Linsker, Rob Schlegel, Sarah V. Schweig
Produced in partnership with University of Iowa Press

July 16: Diannely Antigua, Ysabel Y. González, Joe Jiménez, Orlando Ricardo Menes
Produced in partnership with Letras Latinas

July 23: Kayleb Rae Candrilli, Tyree Daye, Vanessa Angélica Villarreal, Yanyi
Produced in partnership with Whiting Foundation

July 30: George Abraham, Martin Jude Farawell, Jesse Rice-Evans, Savannah Sipple, Megan Volpert, Jim Cory
Produced in partnership with Sibling Rivalry Press

August 6: Andrés Cerpa, Kevin Goodan, Jane Mead, Iain Haley Pollock
Produced in partnership with Alice James Books

August 13: Sarah Gambito, Subhashini Kaligotla, Joseph O. Legaspi, Purvi Shah
Produced in partnership with Kundiman

August 20: James Arthur, Jim Johnstone, Michael Prior, Robin Richardson
Produced in partnership with Véhicule Press

August 27: Francesca Bell, Jericho Brown, Mark Doty, Matty Layne Glasgow, Tom Sleigh
Produced in partnership with Red Hen Press

September 3: Ryan Black, Andrei Codrescu, Jessica Greenbaum, Michael Waters
Produced in partnership with University of Pittsburgh Press

September 10: Philip Fried, Bertha Rogers, Neil Shepard, Estha Weiner
Produced in partnership with Salmon Press

September 12: Jessica Greenbaum, Alicia Ostriker, Naomi Replansky, LB Thompson
(Please note that this reading takes place on a Thursday)

September 17: Laure-Anne Bosselaar, Patrick Donnelly, Julia Guez, Jessica Jacobs, Maya Phillips
Produced in partnership with Four Way Books

September 24: Hanna Brooks-Motl, Corina Copp, Emily R. Hunt, Anne Lai
Produced in partnership with The Song Cave

2019 Winter Schedule

January 15 – April 16
Third Tuesday of each month, 6pm–7:30pm
at Kinokuniya Bookstore

January 15: Chase Berggrun, Ana Božičević, Sommer Browning, Lauren Hunter
Produced in partnership with Birds, LLC

February 19: Victor Alcindor, Marina Carreira, Lynne McEniry, Darla Himeles
Produced in partnership with Get Fresh Books LLC

March 19: Chaun Ballard, Joseph Campana, Mario Chard, Nomi Stone
Produced in partnership with Tupelo Press

April 16: Dorothy Chan, Rae Gouirand, Paul Legault, David Welch
Produced in partnership with Spork Press