The Poetry Society of New York's 2020 Holiday Fundraiser
Featuring Stephanie Berger, Lucas Hunt, Gregg Emery, Kate Belew, Jackie Braje, Imani Sims, Nicholas Adamski, Kyra Jackson, Charley Layton, Emi Bergquist, Jordana Frankel, Shaina Jones, Rae Boyadjis, Frankie Tan, Bernadette McComish, Ryan Leslie Fisher, Gabriel Moreno, and many more from your PSNY family!
It is our mission at PSNY and our passion to create community around art: to build and fortify a culture of intimacy and integrity, to whisper poetry into new ears, to awaken hearts, to build stages and watch as new friends and allies discover the voices they were given to share.
2020 hasn't been a year any of us could have anticipated. It certainly isn't the year we planned out or were hoping for, but somehow, we felt equal to it. Perhaps it's been all of these years of building the ship while also sailing it, of showing up on an island and inventing a festival, of going out on tour and creating immersive theater in spaces we've never seen. Each new environment opens up possibilities, inspires new ideas, brings in new audiences, and even the rough landscape of 2020 has shown us yet again that this is true.
Throughout this year, we at PSNY have toiled, tinkered, and discovered solutions. We have connected with the community we have been building around the world in new ways that will last far beyond the borders of this particular moment. We are excited by this growth, heartened by the opening of these new avenues for communication and collaboration. We are endlessly inspired by our growing community and its will to thrive in the face of such a challenging year.
We hope that you will join us in being equal to this moment, in seeing this ship safely and wholly to a new harbor, where we are all more awake, united, and safe.