a Sudden Leap: A Benefit for Poets House Raises Over $70,000 To
Support Poets House’s Diverse Programs for Adults and Children
Poets House, a 60,000 volume poetry library in Lower Manhattan,
hosted Make a
Sudden Leap: A Benefit for Poets House on
Monday, February 29, Leap Day. 100 guests attended the event at
Poets House and North End Grill where over $70,000 was raised to
House’s diverse programs for adults and children, which keeps
programming free or low cost.
James and Ellen Polshek, John Patrick Shanely, Phil Jackson
and Signor Luigi Anania were
among some of the guests for the evening.
North End Grill Chef Eric
Korsh designed a
three-course meal that was paired with the wine selections of
courses, reading from Poets Eliza
Griswold, Cornelius Eady, Daniel Halpern, Mary Karr, Monica
Youn and Vijay
the themes of leap year and time.
Poets House is
a 60,000-volume poetry library, national literary center, and
creative space that invites poets and the public to step into
the living tradition of poetry. Founded in 1985 by two-time Poet
Laureate Stanley Kunitz and legendary arts administrator
Elizabeth Kray, the library has created a home for all who read
and write poetry. In 2009, Poets House moved into its permanent
home, at 10 River Terrace in Battery Park City, on the banks of
the Hudson River. Last year, 70,000 people visited Poets House,
and over five million were introduced to Poets House via its new
website and national partnerships. For more information about
these events and Poets House in general, visit poetshouse.org and
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