In honor of National Poetry Month, and Immigrant Heritage Week, we are very pleased to share some poems from the outgoing Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella.
Maria has served as Queens Poet Laureate—the person charged with promoting a love of poetry and literacy throughout our… READ MORE
April 18, 2019 - Queens Borough President Melinda Katz, in partnership with Queens Public Library and Queens College, today announced the launch of an open call for applications for the next Queens Poet Laureate, a prestigious position charged with promoting a love of poetry and… READ MORE
Thank you to everyone who submitted poems to Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest!All the entries had to reflect the 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”You’ve had a chance to read the poetry of our four winners, and see the pictures from our awards ceremony. Now,… READ MORE
Thank you to everyone who submitted a poem to Queens Library’s Summer Poetry Contest!We welcomed hundreds of poets from all over New York State to submit an original poem reflecting the 2016 Summer Reading theme of “Get in the Game.”Thanks as well to our panel of judges—Queens… READ MORE
April is National Poetry Month, and we’re honored to share a poem, “Cornrows,” from the Queens Poet Laureate, Maria Lisella.Are you an aspiring poet? Queens Library would like to give you the opportunity to share your verses with the world! Learn more here. Cornrowsby… READ MORE