Editor’s Note: Every once in a while on this series I like to give a shout out to an organization that is furthering poetry in contemporary America, and today is one of those days. Located in New York, Poets House “is a national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry.” Some poets inhabit this space daily and consider it their office. For me, it is my church. A space where I go to worship at the alter of poetry. Whether I am reading a book of poetry from their extensive library of approximately 50,000 books, writing poetry of my own within sanctified walls, or attending a reading or lecture, when I am within the walls of Poets House I am dedicated to nothing but poetry, and that is a truly unique and beautiful thing.
If you live in New York, head downtown and partake in the milk and honey. If you live elsewhere, I would argue that Poets House alone is worth a visit to New York City. No matter where you are, if you are an advocate for and supporter of poetry, please support this institution that is a rare gem in today’s Capitalist world economy.
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