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Familiarizing the Abstract: Making Sculptures with Blind and Visually-Impaired People

June 17, 2024

  Little else feels as good as familiarity. So when poetry defamiliarizes the familiar before refamiliarizing it, the resultant effect is close to transcendence for me. I am thinking of Robert Hass’s “Longing, we say, because desire is full / of endless distances.” We already know what longing is, as a concept, so when Hass…

New York State of Poetry – Photos

April 26, 2024

Thank you to everyone who celebrated a New York State of Poetry (NYSP) with us and other organizations across the state! Inspired by NYS Poet Laureate (2021-23) Willie Perdomo and funded by the Academy of American Poets’ Poet Laureate Fellowship program, the goal of the NYSP project was to celebrate the diverse and powerful voices…

Congratulations 2024 New York State Poetry Out Loud Finalists!

March 11, 2024

Congratulations the 18 student finalists in the 2024 season of Poetry Out Loud in New York! We’re thrilled to announce this year’s state champion and runner up. 2024 NY Poetry Out Loud Champion: Emily Wang, Horace Mann School Runner-up: Zoey Marcus, Stuyvesant High School On Saturday, March 9, 2024, high school students from across the…

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