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200 poets. 5 boroughs. 2 days. 3 stages. ONE CITY.
132 backers pledged $10,087 to help bring this project to life.

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The 6th Annual NYCPOFEST Kickstarter!

Posted by The Poetry Society of New York (Creator)
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Dearest backers,

We can't thank you enough for your support of The New York City Poetry Festival. For the past 5 summers hundreds of poets and thousands of poetry lovers have gathered on the green lawn of Colonels Row on Governors Island to celebrate, appreciate, discover, and simply enjoy poetry. Our team at The Poetry Society of New York takes great pleasure and great pride in being able to bring this quirky event to life every year. Of course, we can't do any of it without your help, and so we're asking for your help, like we do every year, in supporting this FREE festival's Kickstarter campaign.

We've said it before, and we'll say it again: WE CAN'T DO IT WITHOUT YOU. You, the poets, the organizers, the friends, and family of this community. New York City has the largest, most active community of poets in the world. This festival is a testament to that simple truth. It is the flower that blooms each summer, the ripe fruit of all of our efforts throughout the year. It's where we come together to hear each other, to see each other, and to support each other.

The festival has served nearly 15,000 attendees over the past 5 years. If each of them gave only one dollar, we'd be well past our $10,000 goal. Here is the link to the 2016 campaign: Please make a donation if you so choose, and if you could, please share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, your mailing lists, and possibly in a few personal emails.

As long as this community is writing poems, we will continue building this festival each year. We love it so much. Thank you for your continued support!


Your friends at PSNY

Happy Anniversary!

Posted by The Poetry Society of New York (Creator)

Hey backers!

As of a year ago yesterday, we raised over $10,000 for the 4th New York City Poetry Festival! Thank you so much for your support. Those of you who attended know what a beautiful time we all had on the island. It was a truly magical two days, and we couldn't have done it with you!

As of today, we've got three days left to raise a little over $2500 for the 5th Annual New York City Poetry Festival. If you haven't gotten around to donating this year, please consider making a contribution!

This year we're bringing even more poets, more organizations, more artists, and more audience than ever before! We're so excited to bring the festival into its 5th year. This festival is just a toddler really, and we're certainly looking forward to another 50 years with all of you.

Here's the link:

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Let's Celebrate!

Posted by The Poetry Society of New York (Creator)
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Dearest glorious, most wonderful backers,

Thanks to you, we hit our goal! The New York City Poetry Festival will flourish, be verdant, copiously so, and with pride, it will wear a crown of ivy on its collective head. We cannot thank you enough for your support. We cannot make this festival happen without you, and the entire New York City poetry community is truly grateful for your generosity. Stay tuned on Kickstarter for more updates, and if you haven't already, please follow us on Twitter @nycpofest and like us on More soon!


The Poetry Society of New York

First visit!!

Posted by The Poetry Society of New York (Creator)

Hey there all you generous folks,

Thanks so much for your donations! We made our first island visit of the year two weeks ago in order to start imagining the layout of this year's festival, and we just thought you might like a view of beautiful governors island from the ferry. This year The Poetry Brothel will be housed in building 408, and we're launching the first installment of The Typewriter Project, NYC's tiniest writing den situated on the north west tip of the island with a commanding view of the lower manhattan skyline. Lots of good stuff happening at the festival this year. Can't wait to share it with you and your friends. If you could help us out by sharing this campaign through all your various channels, NYC will be for every grateful.


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