PTNYC is founded by Megan DiBello, graduate of the Naropa School of Disembodied poets in Boulder, CO. PTNYC defines “poet” as any maker/doer across multiple disciplines (art, writing, music, etc.) and is based on the belief that artists should be able to teach as a job and create as a career. PTNYC offers affordable classes and workshops, taught by a talented faculty of trained artists dedicated to advancing the employment of creative professionals. PTNYC’s current course offerings include three weekly sessions which culminate in a student performance at the Bowery Poetry Club. Courses are designed for students from all backgrounds and levels of expertise and are limited in size to maximize collaboration amongst students and their instructors. Sessions are held on Sundays at the Bowery Poetry Club in Manhattan.