Award-winning poetry by established and emerging poets

Poetry goes indoors to Kinokuniya Bookstore, located next to the park at 1073 Sixth Avenue between West 40th and West 41st Streets, until April 16.

Winter Poetry readings are held on the third Tuesday of each month, January - April, 6pm-7:30pm.
Throughout the summer, readings are held on Tuesday evenings, April 30 - September 24, 7pm-8:30pm, in the park’s open-air Reading Room.

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.

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

Kinokuniya New York

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Winter Schedule

January 15, 2019 – April 16, 2019
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

Summer Schedule

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

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

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

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

May 21: Robert Carr, Kimberly A. Collins, Sarah Sai, Don Yorty
Presented in partnership with Indolent Books

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

Stay tuned for the rest of the Poetry lineup.