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2014 N.Y.C. Poetry Festival

nostrovia nyc poetry festivalWe’ll be causing a ruckus at the 2014 NYC Poetry Festival with UndergroundBooks this year.  Jeremiah Walton, Captain Thornton, Zarina Zabrisky, Simon Rogghe, Ezra Letra, and Sam Lennon will be representing Nostrovia! Poetry, and helping both publishers launch Books & Shovels, a cross country traveling bookstore that debuts its journey at the festival.



2014 NYC Poetry Festival

Saturday & Sunday, July 26th & 27th, 2014
Governors Island’s Colonel’s Row

“10 Best Summer Festivals” – CBS New York

“two days of readings, art and the obligatory food trucks…lush.” – The New York Times

“Quirky as you might expect” – The New York Observer

“I spotted a disproportionate amount of urbanites meandering barefoot, grinning, straw fedoras tilted on their heads in a suspiciously jaunty manner.” – The Rumpus

The New York City Poetry Festival on Governors Island Announces its 2014 Program, Launches its New Website, and Opens for Registration.

New York, NYJune 10th, 2014The New York City Poetry Festival, now heading into its 4th year, showcases all of the different formats, aesthetics, and personalities of New York City reading series, small presses, and collectives, in one place at one time. This free festival intends to create branches between disparate poetry communities, and other artists and artisans, by bringing poetry out of the dark bars and universities and by placing it in the sun. The 4th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will include over 60 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers will sell their wares; healthy and delicious food truck options (including Morris Grilled Cheese, the Palenque Columbian Food Truck, Big D’s Grub Truck, and the Mudtruck); a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and the 3rd Annual Children’s Poetry Festival, complete with writing games and its own fourth, all-kids stage.

This year’s headliners include poetry editor of The New Yorker, Paul Muldoon playing with his band The Wayside Shrines, as well as National Book Award Winner Mark Doty, Matthea Harvey, and Joyelle McSweeney reading poetry. Other highlights of this year’s festival include readings curated by The Academy of American Poets, Cave Canem, Coconut Books, Coldfront Magazine, Great Weather for MEDIA, Kundiman, Luna Luna Magazine, Poetry Crush, The Poetry Project, and VIDA: Women in the Literary Arts. The Poetry Society of New York will also be launching The Typewriter Project, a new citywide installation that encourage users to go analog, and The Poetry Brothel, in collaboration with their sister branch Poeziebordeel from Belgium, will be taking over house 408 along the Colonel’s Row to create an intimate and immersive, candlelit experience.

For a complete lineup, event schedule, list of vendors, sponsors, and other programing; or to submit your application to become a vendor, sponsor, or volunteer, please visit the New York City Poetry Festival’s new website:

Register for the New York City Poetry Festival and enter to win a New York City Poetry Festival tote bag filled with personalized, signed copies of books by Paul Muldoon, Mark Doty, Matthea Harvey, and Joyelle McSweeney:

To stay up to date about all things #nycpofest, follow the festival on Facebook and Twitter.

For all other inquiries, contact Stephanie Berger at

The New York City Poetry Festival was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

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