Dennis E. “Denny” Dent (April 5, 1948 – March 29, 2004) was an American speed painter who was known for his frenetic performances as he painted large portraits of celebrities.
Members of the construction team which built Poets House’s new home joined actor Bill Murray in May 2009 for the first poetry reading at 10 River Terrace. Produced for Poets House by Limey Films, Inc.
Poets House is a national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. Our poetry resources and literary events document the wealth and diversity of modern poetry, and stimulate public dialogue on issues of poetry in culture.
The press has recently lauded Poets House in some wonderful stories about our new home in Battery Park City. Here is a small sampling:
The New York Times, the Weekend Arts section:
Transparent New Home for Poetry
National Poetry Library Reopens in Lower Manhattan
New York Post
A Poets House by Any Other Name
Poets House Debuts Its New Home
Poets House Reopens in Battery Park City
The Sofas Are Old, But the Poets’ Home Is New
Real Clear Arts
You Don’t Have To Be A Poet To Love Poets House