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:

CUNY Office of Academic Affairs

The Foundation for City College

Erec R. Koch, Dean of Humanities

Dr. Vincent Boudreau, President

Tony Liss, Provost

Elizabeth Mazzola, English Department Chair

David Convington, CCNY Alumni Association

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

Knopf Publishers

Axe-Houghton Foundation

Ralph E. Ogden Foundation

Peter Russell

Ira Reiser

The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation

The South Wind Foundation 

David and Harianne Wallenstein

Poets and Writers, Inc.

Poetry Society of America


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