The 22nd Annual Poetry Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge is taking place on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 6:00PM.
Guest in attendance includes poets Billy Collins – Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo – Claudia Rankine and actor & poetry lover Bill Murray.
More details on the 22nd Annual Poetry Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge below.
Join us for this beloved Poets House tradition that celebrates the poetry of New York City, featuring readings by Billy Collins, Sharon Olds, Gregory Pardlo, Claudia Rankine, and special guest Bill Murray, followed by a celebratory dinner in DUMBO. This year, we honor Frank Platt and Bill Murray with the Elizabeth Kray Award for their help in building the organization, and Claudia Rankine, author of Citizen, for her service to poetry. A reading of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry,” read by Sharon Olds will take place place in front of sweeping views of the city. Afterwards, we’ll have wine, dinner and dessert inside a beautiful, historic foundry in DUMBO. All proceeds benefit Poets House’s library, public programs, and class trips for children and teens. The 2017 Poetry Walk launches the 30th Anniversary of Poets House.
6:00pm: Check-in begins near One Centre Street
6:30 pm: Walk begins in Manhattan, near One Centre Street
8:00 pm: Seated dinner at 26 Bridge Street in DUMBO
*Tickets start at $250
For more information, visit Poets House.