"Poetry Barn has been a prayer answered."
—Alicia Elkort, Poet & Filmmaker
From our beginnings as on online community of friends, we've evolved into a state-of-the-art literary center.
We help develop the voices of poets of all ages and stages, nurture emerging poetry educators, and celebrate the greater-good benefits of working collaboratively.
We've served over 1000 poets. Some have published their first poems from our workshops. Others have honed award-winning collections.
Working poets value our online self-paced workshops led by master teaching artists.
We're honored to provide teaching artists with a fulfilling supplemental income stream.
~ Sam Walter Foss, poet and librarian
When visiting us for an on-site event, 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. →
Write in a collaborative environment led by supportive teaching artists.
Enjoy benefits while helping us sustain our library and programs.
Our donors provide support for our library and its programs.