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Literary Site Detail:
Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine American Poet's Corner

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Type: Literary Site
Name: Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine American Poet's Corner
Address: 1047 Amsterdam Avenue & 112th Street
New York NY 10025
County/Region: New York (Manhattan)
Description: Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, the largest church in the United States, is home to the Poet's Corner, with stones dedicated to Elizabeth Bishop, Louise Bogan, Anne Bradstreet, Emily Dickinson, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Robert Frost, Langston Hughes, Herman Melville, Henry David Thoreau, Mark Twain, Edith Wharton, Walt Whitman, and William Carlos Williams. Held there were services for Poets W. H. Auden, Joseph Brodsky, and Allen Ginsberg. The American Poets' Corner was created in 1984 to memorialize American writers of the highest repute, it is modeled after a similar alcove for writers at Westminster Abbey in London.
Phone Numbers: 212-316-7490

Email/Website/Webmaster: info@stjohndivine.org
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