The 7th Annual New York City Poetry Festival

by Jane on June 1, 2017

July 29, 2017 @ 11:00 am – July 30, 2017 @ 6:00 pm
Governors Island (Nolan Park)
New York

great weather for MEDIA is thrilled to be one of the sponsors of the 7th Annual  New York City Poetry Festival on NYC’s fabulous Governors Island. 

Saturday and Sunday, July 29th and 30th, 11:00 am to 6:00 pmPB7-2

great weather poets  C. BainJohn Paul Davis,  Isa Guzman, Kearah-Armonie, Eliel Lucero, and Michelle Whittaker will perform Saturday  4:00pm on the White Horse stage.

We will also be selling books in the vendor area throughout the weekend – including our latest anthology, The Other Side of Violet.


Governors Island is a 172 acre island in the heart of New York Harbor. It’s only 800 yards from Lower Manhattan, and even closer to Brooklyn.

Info and directions (Easy and fun! Only $2 roundtrip!)

The 7th Annual New York City Poetry Festival will be held on Governors Island’s Nolan Park on July 29th and 30th, 2017. The event includes over 75 poetry organizations and 250 poets on its three main stages; a Vendor’s Village where local booksellers, artists and craft makers sell their wares; healthy and delicious food options; a beer garden sponsored by Brooklyn Brewery, poetry-inspired installation art throughout; the Ring of Daisies open mic; and the Children’s Festival at NYCPOFEST, sponsored by Writopia Lab!

Visit the official website for details about the 2017 lineup, vendors, and other participants:


“The New York City Poetry Festival, the largest gathering of its kind, returns to Governors Island this summer — and with exciting news. After six years wrapped in the breezy embrace of Colonel’s Row, The New York City Poetry Festival is migrating east across the island to picturesque Nolan Park. The move is designed to give our growing festival a little breathing room and some new possibilities. Nolan Park is more than twice the size of Colonel’s Row, ringed with a collection of beautiful Victorian houses, and tucked beneath the wide, green canopies of dozens of century old trees. This summer we will transform our festival into a poetry village! In addition to our three main stages, along with the The Ring of Daisies Open Mic and The Children’s Poetry Festival, Governor’s Island has invited us to occupy and program the trellised porches that circle the park. With all this new space to explore, we are working harder than ever to bring more poetry and poetry lovers to the island. With that in mind and with the help of our newest festival partner, The Strand Bookstore, we are redoubling our outreach in order to make this the biggest and most culturally significant festival we have ever produced.”

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