Time Out says
The New York City Poetry Festival brings 250 poets to Governors Island for two days of beautiful verse.
The ninth annual New York City Poetry Festival takes over Colonel's Row on the picturesque Governors Island for the last weekend of July. With over 250 poets presenting their work and more than 60 literary organizations participating, the festival is much more of an epic than a haiku. Along with readings from many poets, the festival includes music, visual art, performance art, local vendors hawking literary-themed goods and a plethora of delicious food and drink.