Professional Bio

Stephanie Berger is a poet, experience designer, & entrepreneur. She is the co-founder & CEO of The Poetry Society of New York & co-creator with Nicholas Adamski of The Poetry BrothelThe New York City Poetry Festival, & The Typewriter Project. She is the author of IN THE MADAME’S HAT BOX (Dancing Girl Press, 2011) & co-author with Carina Finn of THE GREY BIRD: THIRTEEN EMOJI POEMS IN TRANSLATION (Coconut Books, 2014). With Jackie Braje, she founded Milk Press, a publisher & nurturer of poetic collaborations. Her work is largely collaborative, interactive, & community-oriented; & it straddles the worlds of literature, immersive theatre, & public art. Stephanie earned a B.A. in Philosophy at the University of Southern California, received an M.F.A. in Poetry from the New School, & taught in the English Department at Pace University.  

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The Poetry Society of New York

Founded in 2015 by Stephanie Berger & Nicholas Adamski, The Poetry Society of New York (PSNY) is a non-profit organization & community of artists dedicated to promoting poetry within our culture. The society accomplishes its mission by designing & producing engaging, one-of-a-kind poetry experiences; by creating strategic partnerships in the worlds of art, literature, & business; & by fostering healthy & progressive poetry communities in cities across the globe. PSNY’s programs include The New York City Poetry Festival, The Poetry Brothel, The Typewriter Project, Milk Press, & more.