It’s taking place July 26 and 27 this year on Governor’s Island. Details are here. It’s presented by the Poetry Society of New York.
From their site:
The New York City Poetry Festival has been honored to present such award-winning writers as Mark Strand, Yusef Komunyakaa, Patricia Smith, Dorothea Lasky, Cornelius Eady and Matthea Harvey, but more importantly the festival has given poets and poetry lovers from all five boroughs and beyond an opportunity to hear, appreciate, and interact with poets whom they might never have had the opportunity to meet otherwise. The festival has also presented over 50 artists of other mediums. By reaching outside the established poetry communities, The Poetry Society of New York hopes to create new audiences for poetry and facilitate collaborations between poets and other artists. Similarly, by reaching out to colleges, high schools, grade schools, and youth-focused poetry organizations the festival hopes to encourage, educate, and inspire fledgling writers of all ages to become a part of New York’s diverse and dynamic poetry scene.