Founded by Stephanie Berger and Nicholas Adamski in 2008, The Poetry Society of New York (PSNY) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to expanding the role of poetry within our culture. More specifically, the society focuses on finding innovative ways of delivering poetry to the public and on strategic community building within the poetry world. The New York City poetry community has largely isolated itself to a small & fragmented circle. The Poetry Society of New York moves through & opens up that circle to unite communities of poets, artists, and appreciators of art in cities all over the world.
The Poetry Society of New York’s mission is three-fold:
a) to maintain a vital, accessible, and progressive poetry community in New York City
b) to create new models for the presentation of poetry, redefining poetry’s position in the culture-at-large
c) to develop cross-cultural communication and stronger ties between poetry communities worldwide
The society’s geographical focus is on New York City and the surrounding
areas, but its efforts also ripple nationally and internationally. PSNY’s activities heavily emphasize event production and interactive art installations with additional activities in the fields of publishing and digital media. Currently, its primary projects are The Poetry Brothel, The New York City Poetry Festival, The Atlas Review, and The Typewriter Project.