Friday, September 25, 2009

Poets House, NYC

"The goal of the place is to make everyone feel that poetry belongs to them," said executive director of Poets House. Poets House was founded twenty five years ago by Stanley Kunitz and Elizabeth Kray. First located in Chelsea, then SoHo, now it will have a contemporary glass front in Battery Park City at 10 River Terrace, at the corner of Murray Street, near the Hudson River (with a view of the Statue of Liberty). A housewarming party will be held today, and a free concert will be performed tomorrow. The Library of Poets House (more than 50,000 volumes) opens on Tuesday, September 29.

Robin Pogrebin, "Transparent New Home for Poetry," New York Times (September 24, 2009).
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