Subterranean Poetry Fest 2022


Bridge Work: The 31st-ish Mostly Annual Subterranean Poetry Festival   

A host of word-wielding poets returns to the pillared subterranean waters of the Widow Jane Mine to make stygian, chthonic and microclimatic magic on Sunday, September 18th, from 3PM until they stop. Fun fact: the dolomite limestone mined here supplied most of the cement for the Brooklyn Bridge’s construction…. Recognizing that material relationship, this Widow Jane session will be interspersed with a dramatic performance of Hart Crane’s “To the Bridge,” written in the 1920s, 100 years ago.

Curated by Sam Truitt


Presales via this website are now preferred to get an estimate of audience size. Cash, checks, credit cards will be able to be processed onsite, but we prefer presales. There is a $1 processing fee for electronic sales

Ulster County is experiencing peaks and valleys of COVID transmission, so please wear a mask, even if vaccinated, until new advice from the CDC & NY health departments lets us doff them.

Children under 12 must be supervised and seated at all times during the performance.

As with all events in the Widow Jane Mine:

  • Bring a folding chair for each audience member! We have only a limited number of plastic chairs, and if you bring your own, we can accommodate a larger crowd, and you’ll be more comfortable. Yoga mats or camping mattresses might also do if you don’t mind them getting wet and muddy.
  • Dress for cool, damp, drippy weather, even if it’s the middle of summer. The mine has its own micro climate and often that climate is damp and drippy.
  • As with the rest of the site if you bring it in, bring it out.
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