Project Mission

Through its live programming, workshops, publications, website and special events, The Poetry Project promotes, fosters and inspires the reading and writing of contemporary poetry by (a) presenting contemporary poetry to diverse audiences, (b) increasing public recognition, awareness and appreciation of poetry and other arts, (c) providing a community setting in which poets and artists can exchange ideas and information, and (d) encouraging the participation and development of new poets from a broad range of styles.

The Poetry Project offers:

  • Weekly readings, including a Wednesday Night Reading series, a Monday Night Reading Series, and a Friday Late-Night Reading series
  • 6-8 weekly writing workshops per year
  • The Recluse, an annual literary magazine
  • A quarterly Newsletter
  • Membership in the Poetry Project
  • Tape and document archives
  • Special events, such as the Annual New Year’s Day Marathon Reading