To apply to host a reading at the New York City Poetry Festival, please fill out the form below. All accepted organizations will be given a 30 minute time slot. We’ll do our best to accommodate requests for particular days/times, but we cannot guarantee those requests. Applications will be accepted while time slots are available.
PLEASE NOTE: This section is not for poets looking to read at the festival. If you are hoping to read at the festival, please contact an organization with which you are affiliated about applying to host a reading. You can also sign up for the open mic on site.
To become a vendor at The New York City Poetry Festival, please fill out the form below before July 1st, 2018, and we will get back to you with more information as soon as possible. Please note, there is a $50 minimum fee for a table at #NYCPOFEST. Fees are assessed based on your organization size/type and your technical needs (tables, chairs, tents, signage, tablecloths, power, WIFI, etc.).
If you would like to volunteer for the 8th Annual New York City Poetry Festival, please fill out the form below, and someone will be in touch with you ASAP.
The Poetry Society of New York will once again inhabit the sunny park known as Colonel's Row on Governors Island this July. We are calling on the interactive artists of New York City to help us enrich the environs of this year’s festival with a series of site-specific installations and performances. Special consideration will be given to works that are poetry-inspired or “poetic,” but all applications will be considered. We want to be delighted by you. We love shiny things and shiny people. Help us make this year’s New York City Poetry Festival a feast for the mind and senses.
The Milk Press Gallery is also still accepting submission of visual art. The gallery seeks work that reflects the aesthetic of the press itself. Milk is fluid, nourishing, embodied; witchy, infantile, ejaculative; sexy, sacred, miraculous; generous, undiluted & essential. Milk Press Gallery encourages submissions of collaborative work but will also accept work by individual artists. Milk encourages submissions of work that engages with "poetry" but will accept work of any sort if we fall in love with it.
Submit your proposal by July 1st, 2018.
PLEASE NOTE: The New York City Poetry Festival is an outdoor event with limited access to electricity and no potable water. It takes place on Governors Island, a verdant landscape jam-packed with 100-year old trees and historical landmarks. Please plan on creating low-tech weather-proof works that are environmentally friendly and leave no trace. Unfortunately, we cannot offer artist grants at this time.
The New York City Poetry Festival is proud to present an Open Mic program, a Children's Festival, and now a Film Festival each year. If you have an idea for a new program that you would like develop at The New York City Poetry Festival, we are eager to hear your ideas!