Poetry Electric

Series Director: William Electric Black

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The Poetry Electric fuses music, movement, sound, and dance with the spoken word and presents artists working in a wide range of styles including beatboxing, jazz and hip-hop theatre. This series has presented over 200 emerging poets from diverse cultural backgrounds.

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Poetry Electric 2021-2022 is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, with additional support from the Axe-Houghton Foundation, the Howard Gilman Foundation, The John Golden Fund, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, and The Shubert Foundation.