Poets House

Library and College Bookstore
Battery Park City, New York
  • alex@poetshouse
    "comfy chairs overlooking the Hudson River!"(2 Tips)
    Malcolm C.
    "Great views of the Hudson and New Jersey."(4 Tips)
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  • Malcolm C.
    Malcolm ChangJune 24, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Great views of the Hudson and New Jersey. Always plenty of desk space to work.
  • Malcolm C.
    Malcolm ChangJune 3, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    Overlooks the Hudson. Beautiful spot for reading and working.
  • Malcolm C.
    Malcolm ChangMay 20, 2016
    Been here 50+ times
    View over the Hudson river. Beautiful, quiet place for work or contemplation.
  • Denis A.
    Denis AkhapkinFebruary 1, 2015
    Good place for poetry readings.
  • John G.
    John GanotisSeptember 25, 2012
    Bring your own coffee and post up for a bit. They have great wifi, tables, and views.
    NYC-ARTSJuly 17, 2012
    Literary journals, chapbooks and a multimedia archive (accessible onsite using Poets House iPods) are among the collections available at the Poets House. Read more
  • Chris C.
    Chris CarveyMay 24, 2012
    There's a Shake Shack a block and half away. Get there before the lunch rush and you're golden.
  • Marya T.
    Marya TriandafellosJune 11, 2011
    Sit upstairs in a cushy chair with a view of the river and trees and read an amazing poem from the latest annual collection.
  • Diego R.
    Diego RufoMarch 31, 2011
    A national poetry library and literary center that invites poets and the public to step into the living tradition of poetry. Don't miss it! Read more
  • alex@poetshouse
    alex@poetshouseJanuary 18, 2011
    An amazing place to read poetry, write or simply reflect while relaxing in comfy chairs overlooking the Hudson River!
  • The New Yorker
    The New YorkerOctober 19, 2010
    “And if you’re trying to describe a institution like Poets House,/…With a library, an auditorium, exhibition space, and reading rooms,/…Ordinary prose will not do.” –Ian Frazier Read more
  • Carlin W.
    Carlin WraggJune 28, 2010
    Search the stacks for poetry publishers' latest titles: 2000+ new books annually, micropresses beside commercial publishers, a poetic smorgasbord that's not to be missed. Read more
  • William T.
    William ToddApril 30, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Check out the best poetry reading room in NYC.
  • Enri Z.
    Enri ZoltzMarch 26, 2010
    Jonesing for a rare chapbook or magazine, but don't have the collegiate funding to buy a subscription or issue? Swing by - they've got lots of love to give. Read more
  • Mark S.
    Mark SuryaMarch 11, 2010
    Has even got the obscure stuff. Bunting, esoteric Pound, Olson, Villon....amazing.
  • Flavorpill
    FlavorpillOctober 6, 2009
    The best far-downtown place to read, write, or (duh) find great poetry, the brand-new Poets House is free and open to the public.
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