“Best writing site on the web.”

—Sue Brannan Walker, former Poet Laureate



A Poetry Pollinator Habitat

Where words are sown & grown

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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online Workshops

Four weeks, four lessons, four poems. 24-7 access to the classroom. Self-paced.


offline workshops & events

Master classes, drop-in workshops, readings, retreats.




Take an online Workshop

Write in a state-of-the-art platform with your peers.

Become a Member

Deepen your connection to poetry and help us grow.

Support our mission

Support our community in any number of ways.