Micro-Residencies

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New York is one of the fastest moving cities on the planet, & its poets are some of the busiest people in the world. We don’t all have the time to take a year-long, month-long, or even week-long writer’s residency. That doesn’t change the importance of making time & space to write. That’s why The Poetry Society of New York is teaming up with some of NYC's most forward-thinking cultural institutions to give busy poets exactly what they need: a small chunk of time devoted to writing. The mission of The Micro-Residency program is to carve out that small window of time for working poets in stimulating environments & to demystify poetry by exposing the public to contemporary poets at work. 

If you are interested in hosting a Micro-Residency at your institution, please contact us for more information. If you are interested in being a resident, Micro-Applications are accepted via Submittable during our open submission periods. To stay up-to-date about upcoming application deadlines, join our mailing list or visit Submittable now.

Applications for our June Pride Month Micro-Residencies are now open! We’re teaming up with Books are Magic for the month of June to host LGBTQ-positive residencies. Please submit your application here.

“Some of my favorite specific exchanges with guests included talking about Algerian poets in French with an Algerian writer, meeting a woman who had been an assistant to Allen Ginsburg, and watching a blind teenager use the typewriter and feel the texture of the words on the paper.”  -Gnaomi Siemens, Micro-Resident @ The New York Public Library 2019

“Some of my favorite specific exchanges with guests included talking about Algerian poets in French with an Algerian writer, meeting a woman who had been an assistant to Allen Ginsburg, and watching a blind teenager use the typewriter and feel the texture of the words on the paper.”

-Gnaomi Siemens, Micro-Resident @ The New York Public Library 2019