The Annual Poets House’s Bridgewalk

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Poets House procession over the Brooklyn Bridge in 1999

Lee Briccetti, executive director of Poets House, and poet Mark Doty discuss Poets House’s Bridgewalk, an annual poetry walk across the Brooklyn Bridge. Great poets lead a grand procession, stopping along the way to read out poems that illuminate New York’s great poetic heritage and provide a fresh perspective on the city from atop one of its greatest monuments. The walk begins at 6:30 pm in the small park just outside of the Municipal Building at 1 Centre Street. Readings take place in the park and on the Bridge and culminate with a sunset reading of Walt Whitman’s “Crossing Brooklyn Ferry” by Mark Doty near Jane’s Carousel in Brooklyn.