This Saturday and Sunday, the best weekend getaway in New York was the 2013 New York City Poetry Festival on Governor’s Island. I know, I know…Governor’s Island. You need to take a ferry to get there. But if you’re not overly prone to seasickness, this free (that’s right, free) five minute boat trip is well worth it. Especially when a gathering of like-minded literati are waiting for you on the other side of the East River.
I had the pleasure of joining Managing Editor Christina Harrington and Media Editor Carolyn Silveira on Saturday, July 28 for an afternoon of sunshine and stanza. The NYCPF hosted a number of poets (including some of our very own SLC faculty!), poetry organizations and purveyors of literary publications. The Poetry Society of New York (originally the Poetry Brothel at The Living Theater) began hosting the Festival in 2011. Poets and poetry-lovers gathered on one of the Island’s beautiful green spaces. The park featured stages for ongoing readings, food trucks and even a poetry garden.
If you were unable to attend this year, I highly recommend making a point of visiting next year. This delightful event is not to be missed!
More photos below the jump.