I’m planning a trip to New York — I almost wrote, “home” to New York, though I haven’t lived there in years — where my family and I will be staying way downtown, in the thick of Manhattan’s original streets. It got me thinking about Columbus Park — not far from Wall Street, and a stone’s throw from my first “office” job on Duane Street. Anne Pierson Wiese’s poem, from her first collection, FLOATING CITY, captures the fragrant old park — now angled into Chinatown, but with visible roots back to mid-19th century’s Five Points — with sharp, layered...Read More
Author: Megan Harlan
About Megan Harlan
Megan Harlan is a creative nonfiction writer, poet, and the author of Mapmaking (BkMk Press/New Letters), winner of the John Ciardi Prize for Poetry. Her memoir essays, poems, and journalism have appeared or are forthcoming in AGNI, Colorado Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The New York Times, Crazyhorse, PBS Newshour, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Hotel Amerika, and American Poetry Review, among other publications. She holds a master's degree from New York University's Creative Writing Program and works as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. For more, visit meganharlan.com.
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