Poetry. Waves. Coney Island

Parachute celebrates Coney Island’s vivid literary past and present through readings,  workshops and attention to the literary luminaries that have walked across Coney’s shores and been inspired by it—Walt Whitman, Muriel Rukeyser, and Henry Miller, to name but a few.


Poetry Readings

We host poetry readings in Coney Island, featuring some of Brooklyn's most well-known poets.

Calendar 

Parachute Workshops

Parachute is dedicated to offering the tools of poetry and self-expression during the festival and throughout the year. All participants get free writing journals, so that the experience lasts beyond the workshop.

 

Workshops ›

Parachute Festival

 Parachute hosts a two-day festival featuring some of New York's brightest poets reading in Coney Island beside the salty Atlantic for an audience that ranges from Cyclone mechanics to Coney Island neighborhood residents to you--  

Festival › 

 

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— Djuna Barnes

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Quisque iaculis facilisis lacinia. Mauris euismod pellentesque tellus sit amet mollis.
— Marilyn Monroe
Coney Island...Let me see, let me feel, let me know what is real, let me believe.
— Muriel Rukeyser
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