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History and Contact

Until the founding of POL, New York City’s Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts had no established series of poetry readings. Seeking to fill this void, a small group of faculty, staff, students and alumni at Fordham College at Lincoln Center established Poets Out Loud in 1992. POL's mission is to provide opportunities for the creation, dissemination and enjoyment of poetry. The POL Reading Series presents free, year-round public readings by noted and emerging poets, serving the Fordham University community and New York City at large. The POL Book Series, run in coordination with Fordham University Press, issues two new full-length volumes of poetry annually, awarding publication and honoraria to the best manuscripts submitted in an international competition.

Contact Information:
113 West 60th Street
Room 924 I
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 636-6792

click here for directions.

Heather Dubrow, Director of Reading Series
Elisabeth Frost, Editor and Director of POL Prize Series
Rachel Federman, Project Assistant 2014-2015

For queries about reading in the series or participating in the high school and senior outreach programs, contact Heather Dubrow directly.

For queries about the POL Prizes, or all other matters, write to

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