The New York City Poetry Festival returns to Governors Island this year on July 25th & 26th. Founded by MFA in Creative Writing alumni Stephanie Berger, '08, and Nicholas Adamski, '07, the festival will celebrate its fifth anniversary.
The NYC Poetry Festival seeks to "liberate poets and their work from the dark corners of bars, bookstores, and coffee shops and their halogen-lit college campuses, and to bring together as many NYC poets as possible, in the bright light of day, to meet, mingle, and collaborate," as per their mission statement.
This year the festival boasts 22 New School alumni poets, including: Liz Axelrod, Lisa Marie Basile, Jackie Clark, Gregory Crosby, John Deming, Gabriel Don, Brooke Ellsworth, Isaac Fornarola, Thomas Fucaloro, Seth Graves, Atoosa Grey, Lauren Hunter, Linda Kleinbub, Roberto Montes, Heeyen Park, Ali Power, Lorraine Schein, Amanda Smeltz, Jess Smith, Edwin Torres, Melinda Wilson, and Micah Zevin.
Find the complete schedule and list of participants here.