• City Lore created the People’s Poetry Project to systematically present the
    diverse oral poetry traditions of New York City, the U.S. and beyond

POETRY COMMUNITIES
IN NEW YORK CITY

POEMobile

Witness the one and only POEMobile, projecting poems on to walls and buildings in tandem with live readings in NYC’s poetry communities.

Learn about the Poetry Dialogues, intergenerational workshops facilitating community discussion.

Check out our Poetry Dinners, word feasts highlighting the verbal and culinary traditions of NYC’s ethnic communities.

ENDANGERED POETRY INITIATIVE


Learn about City Lore’s Endangered Poetry Initiative highlighting poetry from the world’s threatened, contested, and endangered languages in public performances, films and advocacy.

Support our Declaration of Poetic Rights and Values.

Watch The Stones of Civilization, our program about Endangered Languages at the United Nations.

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