Staff & Supporters

Director: Pam Laskin
Telephone: 212-650-6356


Coordinator: Gregory Crosby


Administrative Assistant: Amanda Reiser 


Staff Developer/Senior Mentor: Alyssa Yankwitt


The Poetry Outreach Center's Annual Poetry Festival is funded by the following:

Renata Miller, Interim Dean of Humanities

Dr. Vincent Boudreau, President

Tony Liss, Provost

Andrew Ratner, Interim Deputy Dean, School of Education

Dee Dee Mozeleski, Executive Director,
The Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications

Annika Leudke & Diana Powell Ward, Office of Institutional Advancement and Communications 

David Convington, Executive Director, CCNY Alumni Association

Mikhal Dekel, English Department Chair

Michelle Valladares, Director, MFA Program

Karen Witherspoon, Vice President, Office of Government and Community Affairs

Andrew Rich, Colin Powell School for Civic and Global Leadership 

Gregory Shanck 

Axe-Houghton Foundation

Ira Reiser

Jay and Andrea Schachne 

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

The South Wind Foundation 

David & Harrianne Wallenstein 

Poets and Writers, Inc.

Poetry Society of America

Poets House 

Barry Wallenstein, Professor Emeritus 


Board of Advisors

Laurel Blossom
Lee Briccetti
Jayne Cortez
James Emanuel
Marilyn Hacker
Bob Holman
Tracie Morris
Ron Padgett
Karen Swenson
Barry Wallenstein

Founding Members

Gwendolyn Brooks
William Matthews
Raymond Patterson
Adrienne Rich
M.L. Rosenthal
Jerome J. Steiker
Barry Wallenstein

Last Updated: 02/27/2022 17:38