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
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
This past June, Queens Borough President Melinda Katz swore in Astoria resident and Queens native Maria Lisella as the new Queens Poet Laureate. Maria will be joining us at Central Library on Sunday, October 11 at 2:00 p.m. for our Open Mic for Poets.Maria Lisella is the sixth… READ MORE
In honor of National Poetry Month, Queens Library poses a question: Did you know that the Borough of Queens has a poet laureate?It does! Since 1997, a borough president-appointed poet laureate has been the ceremonial ambassador of the spoken word across our borough of 2.3… READ MORE