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The Poetry Path in Battery Park City

Welcome to the Walking Map of the Poetry Path in Battery Park City!

Click on a poet to view their poem, bio, installation pictures and video!

* Installation delayed until early October due to construction. From time to time poetry signage may be removed temporarily to accommodate park maintenance.

Poets House Poetry Path in Battery Park City!

Also of Interest:
Demetri Porphyrios, Pavillion
Tom Otterness, The Real World Sculptures
18 Ugo Attardi, Ulysses
28 Martin Puryear, Pylons
33 Frank O’Hara, from “Meditations in an Emergency”
34 Walt Whitman, from “City of Ships”
36 Seamus Heaney, “Death of a Naturalist”
40 Mark Strand, “The Continuous Life”
54 Charles-Édouard Jeanneret (Le Corbusier), Quotation

Poets House Poetry Path in Battery Park City!

Click here to view the walking map of the Poetry Path in Battery Park City!

The Poetry Path is made possible through a partnership with Battery Park City Authority, partners in design and fabrication of the Poetry Path, with additional support from our Outreach Partner, Goldman Sachs. Special thanks to the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation for funding the Poetry Path planning process, and to the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation for supporting Poetry Path educational initiatives for youth and children.

We are so grateful to all who made the Poetry Path possible: to the Arthur F. and Alice E. Adams Foundation who supported our work in planning the path; to Goldman Sachs, our outreach partner; to the Marcia Brady Tucker Foundation for their support to provide educational programs based on the path; and to Battery Park City Authority, who partnered with us in design, fabrication, and installation of the Poetry Path—especially Abby Ehrlich, BJ Jones, Nick Sbordone, and the amazing team of craftspeople they work with.

 Special thanks to Michael Maggio, Kelsey Mitchel, and Robert Bolesta from Ralph Appelbaum Associates, who brought the signage to life with their imaginative designs; to Frederick Courtright from the Permissions Company, whose work made the use of these poems possible; and to Katerina Economo, whose feasibility study helped launch the project.

 Our deep thanks to Sandra Alcosser, Joseph Bruchac, Katharine Coles, Alison Deming, Mark Doty, and Patti Ann Rogers, who worked with us as Poets in Residence on poetry path projects around the country, and whose selections for those projects helped to inform this newest path. A warm thank you to poet Evelyn Reilly, for her invaluable role on the project. And to all of the many people who advised or consulted with us, among them Cornelius Eady, Patricia Spears Jones, and Cecilia Vicuna—thank you!

Finally, thank you to the Poets House staff, especially Valentine Conaty, Amanda Glassman, and interns Klara Pokrzywa, Katie Hwang, Emory McCool, Lydia Finkel, and Amaya Tavares, who worked so hard to bring this project to fruition.