A pollinator habitat for poetry.

Poetry Barn’s mission is to nurture poetry education, inspiration, and appreciation by sponsoring workshops, retreats, readings, and a comprehensive contemporary poetry library freely accessible to the public.

Nestled in the foothills of Catskill Park in Hudson Valley, we are surrounded by the protected lands of the Ashokan Reservoir, part of the New York City watershed.

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Upcoming Workshops & Events



Take a Workshop

in a collaborative environment led by supportive teaching artists

Become a Member

and Enjoy benefits while helping us sustain our library and programs

Make a Gift

and help provide support for our programs & growing library