If you live in New York City – particularly in the Village – and you’re interested in writing, you’ve got a lot of inspiration and resources in close proximity. The Beat poets, e.e. cummings, Dylan Thomas, Henry James, Edith Wharton, Edgar Allen Poe, Louisa May Alcott, and Bob Dylan wrote there. The Village Voice was first launched from there. Anna Wintour resides there. And the Jefferson Market Library offers poetry workshops there.
We know this last one because we found JEFFERSON MARKET LIBRARY POEMS 2007, our Book of the Week, in the Blurb Bookstore. This current crop of Greenwich Village poets is truly carrying on the literary legacy of the neighborhood. And while we enjoyed the Jefferson Market Library Poetry Workshop’s collection of eclectic, powerful poetry, we were equally impressed by the stylish, crisp typography. Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this Book of the Week.
To the Blurbarians in Manhattan, what’s the weather like in Washington Square Park this week? We wish we could meet you there, laptop or journal in hand, to work on some poems.
Where do you like to write? Come on, you can tell us. We won’t show up unless invited.