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The Poetry Barn in West Hurley, NY

If you do a search on “Poetry Barn,” Google will first serve you an ad for Pottery Barn. Scroll right past that and you’ll arrive at the right destination — The Poetry Barn in West Hurley, New York, a private library and workshop/event space dedicated to all things poetic.

The Poetry Barn is the creation of founding director Lissa Kiernan, who converted a small barn into housing for an inviting 3,000+ volume lending library of poetry books. The space hosts occasional event and a myriad of ongoing virtual and in-person workshops.

The venue is located on a quiet residential road very close to the beautiful Ashokan Reservoir in Ulster County, in the mid-Hudson/Catskill foothills region of New York State. If the weather cooperates, try to schedule some time to walk around the reservoir if you’re making a special trip.  Read More→


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