Join us for award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets

Our poetry series goes indoors for the winter. Kinokuniya Bookstore provides a warm environment where you’ll meet other poetry aficionados. Located at 1073 Avenue of the Americas, between West 40th and West 41st Streets. The bookstore sits opposite Bryant Park.
Books are available for purchase and for signing by the poets.

Winter Poetry readings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, January - April, 6pm-7:30pm.
Readings are free and open to the public.

Throughout the summer, the Bryant Park Reading Room hosts emerging and established poets with evening readings. Listen to the poets read their work while sitting under the park’s London Plane trees.

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2019 Winter Poetry Schedule

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

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

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

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

2018 Summer Schedule

May 7: Jim Moore, Marilyn Nelson, Katha Pollitt, Alice Quinn
The Best of Poetry in Motion: Celebrating 25 Years on Subways and Buses
Produced in partnership with the Poetry Society of America

May 15: Amy Barone, Nausheen Eusuf, Jerome Sala, Daryl Sznyter
Produced in partnership with NYQ Books

May 22: Lisa Andrews, Nicole Callihan, John Deming, Karen Hildebrand, Jenna Le
Produced in partnership with Indolent Books

May 29: Janlori Goldman, Christopher Salerno, Leah Umansky

June 5: David Baker, Kathleen Ossip, Carl Phillips, Page Starzinger
Produced in partnership with The Kenyon Review

June 12: Joanna Penn Cooper, Jefferson Navicky, Anne Lovering Rounds, Joannie Stangeland
Produced in partnership with Ravenna Press

June 19: Brad Davis, Amir Or, Ellen Rachlin, Myra Shapiro, Marjory Wentworth
Produced in partnership with Antrim House Books

June 26: Sherese Francis, Patricia Spears Jones, Anastacia-Reneé, Pamela Sneed
Produced in partnership with Women Writers in Bloom Poetry Salon

July 10: Shara McCallum, Jill McDonough, Alessandra Lynch, Donald Revell
Produced in partnership with Alice James Books

July 24: Alicia Ostriker, Grace Schulman, Amber West, Nancy White

July 31: Sarah Browning, Philip F. Clark, H. Melt, Joseph Osmundson, Seth Pennington, ​​​​​​​Bushra Rehman
Produced in partnership with Sibling Rivalry Press

August 7: Jill Bialosky, Tina Chang, Kimiko Hahn, Donna Masini
Produced in partnership with W. W. Norton

August 14: Saskia Hamilton, Matthea Harvey, Susan Stewart, Donika Kelly
Produced in partnership with Graywolf Press

August 21: Christian Campbell, Myronn Hardy, Dawn Lundy Martin, Michelle Whittaker
Produced in partnership with Cave Canem

August 28: Amy Meng, Ansley Moon, Jenny Xie, Monica Youn
Produced in partnership with Kundiman

September 4: John Freeman, Deborah Landau, Camille Rankine
Produced in partnership with Copper Canyon Press

September 11: Blas Falconer, Vievee Francis, Sebastian Matthews, Jason Schneiderman
Produced in partnership with Red Hen Press

September 18: Lee Briccetti, Monica Ferrell, Tom Thompson, Daniel Tobin
Produced in partnership with Four Way Books

September 25: Jane Gregory, Jonathan Larson, John Myers, Brandon Shimoda
Produced in partnership with The Song Cave

September 26: Terrance Hayes, Jenny Johnson, Rickey Laurentiis, Sharon Dolin
Produced in partnership with the Whiting Foundation Poetry Awards
Sharon Dolin appears by special invitation of the Bryant Park Reading Room