We are now accepting applications from Vendors looking to vend or exhibit at the New York City Poetry Festival in 2019! Apply here.

AJ Addae is a 19 year old Ghanaian-American poet and lover. In 2017, she published her first poetry book titled Forget Me Knots, and in 2018, she was a first place winner at the Roland E. Latham Oratory Competition. As a poet, AJ's work is centered on her African diaspora identity, experiences with girlhood, and matters of the heart, and without apology. Poetry, writing, and visual writing are essential to her core. AJ also has extensive experience with editorial and design work as the editor-in-chief of a self published magazine titled The Gray Area Magazine in 2017, as well as a former freelance journalist for Frisco Style Magazine. She has also been commissioned to contribute to many magazines including the award winning The Messy Heads. From this experience, AJ creates interactive visual poems that attribute to her experiences with her identity.

Alejandra Marin independent poet and editor from Medellín, Colombia. They have two books published in Spanish and I am translating them for a special edition to sell them at the festival. They're hand made books, and also have stickers and other tiny products.

 Alice Fawn is a self-published author who writes to uplift & empower the spirit.

Artful Dodgers Poetry, founded and curated by Harvey Soss, hosts monthly poetry readings, with a mix of open mic and featured readers, at the Montauk Club, a Landmarked historical treasure built in 1891 by Francis Kimball, a leading architect of the day, and styled by him after a Venetian palazzo. The Montauk Club is located at 25 8th Avenue in Park Slope, Brooklyn, just around the corner from the Grand Army Plaza 2/3 subway stop and an easy walk from the 7th Avenue Q/B and F stations (8th Avenue exit at the latter). The mission of Artful Dodgers Poetry is to bring the best poetry available in NYC and beyond to as wide an audience as possible, bridging generations, in a setting remarkable in its own right for its unique, and likely never again to be duplicated, aesthetics. Readings are generally held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 4-6 P.M., subject to change. The venue, the Montauk Club, was designated as one of the top ten destinations in 2018 by Open House New York, with between 600-700 visitors lined up for a tour during the Open House New York weekend. Admission is free and featured readers include poetry book contest winners and others whose work we are pleased to share with poetry lovers. 

We're one of the fastest-growing publishing houses in New York City for the Hispanic community; currently making the transition into expanding to cater our works for English speakers. With almost forty titles in three and a half years, with authors as renowned as award-winners Kianny N. Antigua, Silvia Siller and Daniel Baruc Espinal, and award-winning books like world-wide known poet Maria Palitachi's Voces del vino (Best Poetry Anthology at Edward James Olmos's The International Latino Book Awards), we're proud to offer the very best option for every writer.

Guided tours and performances of some of the literary giants of NY. For 21 years our flagship tour of Greenwich Village has enetertained, enriched and inspired attendees. Sharing stories, legends, history and performances of the writers work. We've expanded into Brooklyn and Times Square. We do bespoke tours, and educcational tours. With our educational tours we work with their curriculum to bring the classwork to life. We've influence future curriculums world wide on American Literature. And of course we like to share a well crafted beer or spirit. Or wine. Some people drink wine on the tour.

CLASH Books is where high and low art meet to make something fresh, new, and exciting. We publish literary fiction, non-fiction, poetry, horror, sci-fi & genre-free fiction.

From March to June, high school students of New York City will rise together to meet the climate crisis and its implications for social justice, using the power of poetry to bring intersectional nuance to the climate conversation. Climate Speaks is presented in partnership with the NYC Department of Education, Office of Sustainability, and with special thanks to Urban Word NYC. The program kicks off with climate change and poetry workshops, accessible via public transportation in all five NYC boroughs beginning March 24th. Applicants must attend both a climate workshop and a poetry workshop to apply to be a Climate Speaks semifinalist. Registration is available on the Submittable platform and on the Climate Speaks website. Semifinalists will receive performance workshops and audition to participate in the final performance at the Apollo Theater on June 14.

My organizations mission is to promote self-empowerment, turning pain into passion, self-growth, self-care, and love above all. I'm an author, writer, poet, curator, workshop facilitator, veteran and community activist. My 1st Poetry book is "Tears Laced With Fire" and it's about how I turned my life's pain into my passion. My 2nd Poetry book is "A Little Bit of Sugar" and it's about how I over came all of my pain, the people and bits of sugar in my life that helped me throughout my painful self-care journey. Some of my Coco's Delight products are t-shirts, book marks, hats and post cards. I would appreciate the opportunity to be a vendor at your lovely event. I look forward to receiving a rely in the near future.

Coyote Blood publishes and supports the type of art and poetry that hits you like a hammer in the teeth when you least expect it. Spawned from the dead heart of NYC anti-poet Ryan Buynak, when his parents were eaten by coyotes right in front of him, Coyote Blood is a reminder to get out there and create...anything. Begun in 1996 as a street art movement in New York City, it spread like a plague all over the world, eventually evolving into the press that it is today, which solely focuses on publishing weird shit. Beware, because Coyote Blood will probably kill you.

Create Shanti is the "brand" name to my illustrative designs and hand-crafted merchandise. All items are of the literary theme and share excerpts to my personal poems. These sales are to support the production of a forthcoming chapbook. The mission beneath the name "Create Shanti" is to share a belief in the power of creativity, of an action, towards peace.

Chris James is a national award-winning poet, author, playwright, teaching artist, gallery owner and TED Talks speaker. He is based in Atlanta, Gerogia. He is known for stage plays "Dear Black People", "A Love Like This" and "The Odds Against U.S."
He has published two books, Black Boy Blues and The Odds Against U.S. He will release his third book August 2018, a childrens poetry hip hop book called "Joe Got Flow".

Darklight Publishing, LLC, was created in 2016 based in New York City to disseminate the poetic work of contemporary Latin American and American authors. Translation, editing and illustration of the books are in the capable hands of artists in Mexico and the United States. The bilingual series of books named "Bridges" was conceived for readers in our geographic hemisphere, where there is a broad exchange between English and Spanish languages. These books are distributed in many American and European countries, in printed or digital formats, through the Amazon website. They are also now available on demand at the Barnes & Noble bookstores located throughout the U.S.A.

Dendritic Path Press is an independent press devoted to publishing poetry, libretti and novellas from a singular source and to innumerable ends. The owner and operator can been seen performing his poetry and musicals for the public almost everyday on 5th Avenue in Manhattan. The world can never have too much poetry! - The presses logo - "The path I take is the path I create." Reminding everyone that we are the ones who make our lives fulfilling. Make you own music! Make your own way!

Educating people on living a conscious lifestyle; consisting of becoming more aware of what they put in their mouths, on their bodies/skin and within their environment.We provide solutions via natural and eco-friendly/green products to enhance one's every day living.

Avant-garde poetry magazine out of NYC. 

Elaine Nadal is a writer and educator. She holds a master’s degree in liberal studies from Wesleyan University. She holds degrees in Spanish secondary education and fine arts (music) as well. She enjoys translating and traveling, and has studied in Spain and Puerto Rico. A Pushcart nominee, she has been published in several journals, including Pilgrimage Magazine, Haight Ashbury Literary Journal, Shemom, Antarctica Journal, Red River Review, Rigorous Magazine, Arsenic Lobster, Grasslimb, La Casita Grande Lounge, Flypaper Magazine, Autumn Sky Poetry Daily, Hoot Review, and Haunted Waters Press. Also, Elaine has produced and appeared on several episodes of Valley Shore Community Television's Poetry of Immigrants. Her first poetry chapbook Sweat, Dance, Sing, Cut. was published by Finishing Line Press this year. For Elaine, writing is a way of making sofrito out of the experiences and varied truths of life. It is also a way of honoring the memory of her Abuela Flor, from whom she learned about struggle, determination, compassion, and love.

Raising a joyful hell in a small space since 1996, The Flea is a nonprofit theater organization with the sole goal of producing raw, ambitious, and inclusive theater. 

Get Fresh Books does not charge submission fees or run contests. We publish talented authors whose work we respect and admire, and we are interested in publishing your work. Our chief concern is to provide opportunities for underrepresented voices in publishing, we reject all the "isms" and phobias suppressing our voices. No to racism, sexism, ageism, gender identity discrimination, homophobia, Islamophobia, and economic disenfranchisement. Get Fresh Books wants manuscripts from People of Color, LGBTQ+, people with disabilities, people who are blind or deaf, and people living with mental illnesses.

A quick tidbit about who we are - Getaround is a peer to peer car sharing service. We have been called the Airbnb for cars, and are helping car owners make $500-$1000 a month renting out their cars.

harlequin creature is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 small press imprint founded by meghan forbes in new york in 2011. hc puts out hand-made periodical publications, chapbooks, and broadsides several times a year, and hosts literary events in cities across the united states. hc is a collaborative platform that welcomes suggestions for cooperative publishing projects, and also pairs with a variety of public institutions to conduct innovative creative writing and art-making workshops. please browse our website for more information, and contact us with questions or ideas. mission statement: harlequin creature incorporated is to be an arts and literary imprint that provides a carefully curated format for artists, writers, and musicians to showcase their work. it is an inclusive micro-press that seeks to center translations from underrepresented languages and new works by women-identifying authors. the nature of the publication, handmade and collaborative at all stages of production, encourages engagement by and with contributors.

Holy Crow is Art, Design, and Evidence of Magic. Specializing in radical adornment, Holy Crow makes pieces that are intended to empower the wearer. In addition, we have zines, witchcraft supplies, photography, illustrations, and fortune-telling of various styles.

 Whimsical art prints, enamel pins, stickers and cards.

I am a writer who has a product line of clothing, household items, and trinkets that include my original poetry. 

League of Martians has arrived on Earth! Our mission: To boost human self-image and confidence through apparel and accessories. Be who you are. Be fly!

MuthaWildFlower™️ Is a poet who would like an opportunity to display her poetry works at Poetry Festival. This being her first event as such. The Poetry Festival would be an ideal place to meet, mingle and network with other artist/poets/writers.

My Now Ministries is based on Ingrid Phillip' life. The spoken word of others really healed her through a dark place in her life,  and now she's giving inspiration to others through spoken word.

Newtown Literary Alliance is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting writers and writing in Queens, NY. Our flagship project is the publication of a semiannual literary journal featuring new work by writers living in or originally from the largest borough in New York City. We also hold free writing classes for adults, teens, and kids around the borough, and a biennial writing contest for kids and teens. Throughout the year, all over Queens, we hold readings, workshops, and other literary events.

I am an indie performance poet and author of the poetry collection she's come undone. I use writing as a tool for healing and am the facilitator of Write to Live: Manifest Your Healing and Reclaim Your Power Writing Workshops.

NYRB Poets is an imprint of New York Review Books which publishes classic works and new translations. 

Open Mic Renegades is an inclusive community for the people, by the people. We amplify art in all forms, and give a platform for those who are marginalized. Our mission is to cultivate bonds with each person that enters our spaces. We are a movement of inspiration, motivation and love. We are cultivating spaces for those who have felt unheard and we want to open up opportunities for uncomfortable, but very necessary, conversations. Through hard conversations comes healing. Seeing our artists and performers express themselves through their art and passion, fills our hearts. We cultivate these spaces for artists to have a space to be as vulnerable and as transparent as they need to be — our goal is to harness connection and courage within our artists through our spaces, in efforts to encourage them to utilize their voices; no matter what society might say. We hope to see you on our journey. #OMRFAM Our small mission statement is: A movement of an inclusive community to amplify silenced voices in art in all forms.

For 124 years, Pen + Brush has been dedicated to promoting the work of women in the literary and visual arts. Pen + Brush provides a platform to showcase the work of professional emerging and mid-career female artists and writers to a broader audience with the ultimate goal of effecting real change within the marketplace. Our Manhattan-based gallery shows contemporary art by women; our press publishes literary fiction and poetry by woman. Originally an electronic-only publisher, we are excited to launch a print literary journal in the summer of 2018.

At Pen + Brush, we believe that art and literature created by women deserves to be recognized and valued on its merit – not judged by the gender of the maker.

A multi-faceted self-taught artist, Pitter Padder creates adornments for every day wear. She uses intuitive energy to create unique jewelry pieces ranging from talismans to earrings and also to share her gift and cultural heritage through the art of henna tattooing.

Pony One Dog is a small press dedicated to finding, publishing and promoting the work of poets and others who are interested in creating interesting reading material for the masses.

We are a small independent press founded in 2000. Our original mission: to give voices to veterans and noncombatants whose lives have been affected by the trauma of war. Since 2003 we have also published other authors, mostly from our beloved Hudson Valley, whose work we admire. We publish handsomely-produced chapbooks and the occasional perfect bound trade paperback. We are pleased to publish writing that expresses something poignant and meaningful about the human condition.

Reality Break Press is a small literary journal publishing poetry and short fiction. Our mission is to gather writing that questions our day to day lives or finds imaginative ways to break through daily life. We’re getting ready to launch our first issue and we would love to do it at the NYC Poetry Festival! Currently, we’re a small team of two editors and one graphic designer. My name is Leigh Fisher and I’m a New Jersey native working in NYC. I’d be delighted to have the chance to be a vendor at the festival. In addition to selling copies of our inaugural issue, we’d have some fun poetry pins and we’d give away some goodies like pens and writing pads.

Sahil Shokeen Poetry is proud to announce the release of their first book: "Feelings. A world of pain". 

 An ethos of generosity guides the MFA Writing Program at Sarah Lawrence—a belief that thriving as a writer can go hand in hand with helping other writers thrive.

Sarah Lawrence's MFA Writing faculty members are both distinguished writers and devoted mentors. At the heart of our program are bi-weekly, one-on-one student-teacher conferences, in which our faculty engages with your work in depth, accompanying you every step of the way as you explore the possibilities of your art.
Our vibrant community of writers features monthly student readings, the student-run literary magazine Lumina, and a student-run annual poetry festival, as well as our literary colloquium, a weekly series of talks by faculty members, visiting writers, and publishing-industry professionals. 

Students may concentrate in Fiction, Poetry, Nonfiction, or Speculative Fiction, but during their time in the program, all students are permitted—in fact, encouraged—to take classes in any of the genres we offer.

Saturnalia Books’ mission is to publish poetry of high merit by new and established writers and to encourage the publication of literature of a non-commercial and challenging nature

I make and sell collage and mixed media work, journals, jewelry, journal pages, writing prompts, photography, and artist trading cards. I also make zines and I have self-published book titled Serotonin with a side of fries, please - a collection of stories and poems.

Shameless Verses is a jump-start faith-based initiative dedicated to using the written and spoken word to enact transformation in the world through book writing, artistic expression, and community service. Some of our social efforts include: open mics, writing/publishing workshops, book consultations/publishing, volunteer work and much more!

The She Will Speak Series is more than an anthology its mission is to build a community through the empowerment of women with education, awareness, and the arts to cultivate healing and change. We recognize one to two women a year by alleviating the financial cost of higher education. We have hosted pop up shops, hosted healing events and readings, and partnered with organizations such as EROC (End Rape on Campus).

One of a kind greeting card collages with writing, fabric, magic, and soul.

The Sri Chinmoy Poetry Festival takes place every August near Sri Chinmoy’s longtime home in Queens, NY. It explores life’s fulness through the arts, with particular emphasis on the poetry, music and visual art of Sri Chinmoy. Participants have included poet and educator Edward Hirsch, Edinburgh Makar (Poet Laureate) Janaka Alan Spence; Broadway actress Judith Light; Olympic great Carl Lewis; diplomat, essayist and Professor of Bengali Literature and Language, Momtazuddin Ahmed; and many more. The 2018 Poetry Festival was dedicated to the 50th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Sri Chinmoy was a mystic poet, artist, musician, composer and sportsman. Born in India in 1931, he made his home in New York beginning in 1964, and in 1970 began conducting twice-weekly meditation sessions at the United Nations at the invitation of then Secretary-General U Thant. Sri Chinmoy wrote prolifically in both English and his native Bengali. His thousands of haunting songs sprang first from his poems, to which Sri Chinmoy later set the music.

Sweet Action is a poetry collective that supports each member’s unique voice through respectful discussion and critique, public readings, and our anthologies. We seek to create a welcoming space for a diverse group of women, non-binary, and LGBTQIA poets. The group was founded in 2014 by Mirielle Clifford and Julie Hart and is based in Brooklyn.

 I am a poet who is an independent artist. I would like a table so that I can sell my four books of poetry and t-shirts featuring one of my poems.

Thespis Books is a small, newly formed imprint.

Ugly Duckling Presse is a nonprofit publisher for poetry, translation, experimental nonfiction, performance texts, and books by artists. UDP was transformed from a 1990s zine into a Brooklyn-based small press by a volunteer editorial collective that has published more than 250 titles to date. UDP favors emerging, international, and “forgotten” writers, and its books, chapbooks, artist’s books, broadsides, and periodicals often contain handmade elements, calling attention to the labor and history of bookmaking. UDP is committed to keeping its publications in circulation with our online archive of out-of-print chapbooks and our digital proofs program. In all of its activities, UDP endeavors to create an experience of art free of expectation, coercion, and utility.

VA Press specializes in quality poetry by new authors, with a focus on work that transcends the ether. We publish many styles and genres of verse that makes us whoa.

 A magazine published weekly.

Wide Eyes Publishing is focused on publishing the works of diverse men and women who want to raise hell with their truths. We intend to use this platform to amplify the voices of the marginalized, and unlike most big publishers, build authors from the ground up.

My name is Wiss Auguste. I am a visual artist, poet and novelist residing in the Bronx. My mission is to empower people through my words and my art. My debut novel, The Illusions of Hope, was published last year. The novel is the empowering tale of an amnesiac woman who uses her resilience to overcome the vicissitudes of life. I would like to reserve a table to showcase my debut novel, The Illusions of Hope as well as my poetry collection Beneath The Veil of Time (set to be released in a few weeks).

Our aim at Words.by is to inspire you to transform your darkest moments into some thing beautiful. Visit our site today for inspirational merchandise and poetry. 

"Untold Verses" is a collection of poetry and musings that takes you on a journey of Gissel's life. Family dysfunction, abuse, and many other relatable themes are explored throughout this book which aims to show her reader how self- reflection and self-discovery aided in transforming her darkest moments into something beautiful.