WHO WE ARE
Poetry Barn sits in the heart of the Hudson Valley, just 20 minutes from Woodstock, and two hours from New York City. Surrounded by the Ashokan Reservoir and the Catskill and Shawungunk mountains, we take nature as our inspiration and act as a pollinator habitat for art. Designed from the ground up for wonder, inquiry, and contemplation, the barn is stocked with a comprehensive independent poetry collection, as well as offering onsite and online workshops, craft talks, readings, and book arts for all ages.
WHAT WE DO
Poetry Barn's mission is to create and sustain a nurturing, accessible, affordable place to practice poetry and its sister arts. We are dedicated to fostering and inspiring poetry appreciation by facilitating a cross-cultural, international, 24-7 network of poetry information and education sharing. In doing so, we are committed to helping develop the voices of poets of all ages and stages, nurturing emerging poetry educators, and to the greater-good benefits of working collaboratively.
WHERE WE'RE AT
The woods belong to the hunters of dreams, the brooks to the fishers of songs.
~ Sam Walter Foss, poet and librarian
When visiting us for an on-site event, be sure to reserve some time to wander and be renewed by our area's natural beauty. The Catskills are included in Fodor's Go List of 25 can't-miss spots! Make it a weekend, and strike out on one of our area's many trailheads, discover a hidden waterfall, or take in an event at the Woodstock Playhouse, Maverick Concerts, Bethel Woods, or Bearsville Theater.