Artists, poets, writers and the like have always flocked to New York City. It's a place filled with inspiration, romance, and, of course, dark bars in which to drink the night away and house wildly creative conversations amid your contemporaries. While some major movements were born in these streets (beat generation, anyone?), plenty of others died here (Dylan Thomas, RIP), but no matter what, the storied history of these haunts lives on. In fact, you could still share a drink with the spirits of New York's poetry past at these very same locations. We can't think of a better way to spend World Poetry Day.