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A creativity school


In astrology, the ninth house is an open entryway, an introduction to the world. It is the house of philosophy, higher learning, and growth. 

Ninth House is a poetry school of 6- or 8-week after-school classes for children aged 9-14, as well as individualized 1-on-1 courses for all ages throughout the year. Classes take place both on school campuses and at a private venue in Brooklyn.

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Janelle Tan is a practicing, nationally touring poet based in Brooklyn. She has classroom experience teaching poetry workshops at Saint Ann’s School, New York University, Boston's GrubStreet, and other experience at The Brearley School.

Her students have won and received honors from the Walt Whitman Birthplace Poetry Contest, the New York Society Library Young Writers Awards, Brooklyn Public Library’s Ned Vizzini Teen Writing Prize, and the Sarah Mook Poetry Contest. She served as a Juror for the NYC Scholastic Art & Writing Awards for three years.

As a poet, she is the winner of the 2022 J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize from the Poetry Foundation, has been published in The Atlantic, Poetry, and Gulf Coast; received fellowships from Brooklyn Poets and the NYU Global Research Institute. She earned her MFA from NYU, and her BA from Smith College.


hi from Brooklyn, NY!

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