The New York City Poetry Festival takes great pride in its arts program, which has featured nearly 200 visual, installation, and performances artists over the years. By reaching outside the established poetry communities, The Poetry Society of New York hopes to create new audiences for poetry and facilitate collaborations between poets and other artists. Apply to exhibit your work in 2018 here

The Typewriter Project is a series of site-specific literary installations which invite passersby to join in a citywide collaborative poem that exists in both the analog and digital realms.

These typewriter booths are each outfitted with a vintage typewriter, 100-foot long paper scroll, and a custom-built USB Typewriter™ kit, which allows every keystroke to be collected, stored, and posted online for users to read, share, and comment upon. The project is largely inspired by the idea of an Exquisite Corpse, a surrealist writing game in which several authors contribute to one poem. Obviously each entry in The Typewriter Project can be its own distinct lyric, but we hope that users will also be influenced by what was written before them on the scroll. By creating a new and unique form of public dialogue, this project hopes to capture something of the sound, narrative, and nuance of specific corners of our cities. The Typewriter Project’s mission is to investigate, document, and preserve the poetic subconscious of the city while providing a fun and interactive means for the public to engage with the written word. Read the latest entries from The Typewriter Project at subconsciousofthecity.com.

THE POETRY BROTHEL

The Poetry Brothel is an immersive literary cabaret. Inspired by the turn- of-the-century brothels in New Orleans, Paris, and Buenos Aires, many of which functioned as safe spaces where fringe and avant-garde artists could experiment and perform their work, The Poetry Brothel presents a rotating cast of poets, each operating within a carefully crafted character, who impart their work in public readings, spontaneous eruptions of poetry, and most distinctly, as purveyors of private poetry readings on beds, chaise lounges and in private rooms. For more information, please visit thepoetrybrothel.com

 

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This quote from Vice pretty much sums it up:

"...a nice man named Al Gori... about 20 years ago, made a merry-go-round from scratch as an art school project. He used car parts, old motors, stuffed animals, gadgets, gizmos, and various knick-knackery, and over years of tinkering, created the most charming and unique little jungle-themed solar-powered merry-go-round that ever was. It is, in fact, a merry-go-round with soul." 

-Vice

Poetry + Emojis = Poemoji! Who says you need words to express yourself poetically? Pair up with a translator, choose from fifty avant-garde prompts and craft short-form poetry with this all-ages card game.