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Kings

by 08/31/2014
Neighborhood: Featured, Greenwich Village

Like 1 Google +1 0 Retweet 6 The blaring music is only background noise to my mumbled senses. Effie slaps a card down on the cheap plastic table N.Y.U. has inside every dorm room’s kitchen. Effie says some number and the four of us (Effie, Eleanor, Duke, and I) have to take a drink. It […]

Lost and Found

by 04/27/2014
Neighborhood: Featured, Uncategorized, West Village

Like 54 Google +1 3 Retweet 20 After graduate school I drifted into a glamour job as a publicist for a well-known book publisher, where they paid me a pittance to write press releases and book jacket copy. It was fun for a while, until I went to my high school reunion and someone said, […]

School Spirits

by 03/20/2013
Neighborhood: Featured, Jamaica

Like 0 Google +1 0 Retweet 0 I’ve been teaching Writing and Literature in New York City’s public school system for almost nine years. This spring, my former building will graduate its final class just shy of reaching the century mark. The school’s phase-out process followed the usual script that no ‘education reformer’ cares to […]

Have I Heard of You?

by 02/28/2011
Neighborhood: Chelsea

Like 0 Google +1 0 Retweet 1 Have I Heard of You? By Peter Wortsman The following encounter between the late William Packard (1933-2002), poet, playwright, teacher, and publisher of the literary journal The New York Quarterly, myself, and a postal worker, took place at the Chelsea Station Post Office in the 1980s. I immediately […]