Youth & YA



A literary center located in New York's Catskill Park, Poetry Barn offers workshops, readings, retreats, and the largest independent poetry lending library in the region.

Located ten miles from Woodstock and surrounded by the Catskill mountains and Ashokan reservoir, we look to nature for inspiration and act as a pollinator habitat for art.


Upcoming Programs for Youth & Young Adults



Join us

The woods belong to the hunters of dreams, the brooks to the fishers of songs.

~ Sam Walter Foss, poet and librarian


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Your support matters. Your donations are fully tax-deductible.

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Enjoy benefits and help sustain our library and programs.

Take a workshop

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Write in a collaborative environment with your peers.

Poetry Barn has provided me with a poetry community with whom I can have conversations without any fear.
— Nandini Dhar, Poet & Publisher
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