There are always times while reading a particularly good book when I find myself thinking of other people who might really enjoy it. A few weeks ago during the Tweetspeak Meetup, Nancy Franson and Michelle Ortega hit the streets of New York City looking for the sort of people who would appreciate Glynn Young’s Poetry at Work. For their first subject they had hoped to find a famous fellow who frequents Times Square wearing not much more than a guitar. He was absent that morning, but they continued on their mission and found eight other great Poetry at Work sightings in New York City:
1. No question, the lion at the New York Public Library looks even more stately with this book.
3. A library and poetry library are too obvious, you say? How about the Library Hotel?
4. Well, Poetry at Work was seen at the Good Morning America studio.
5. And it was seen on the street at Times Square.
6. Because what a cab driver does on the streets of New York City is some crazy kind of lyric poetry, the book was seen in a taxi.
7. And in the hands of this street vendor.
8. But perhaps the most delightful sighting was with this: because as anyone who has ever been a minion knows, even minions need poetry, especially at work.
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Poetry at Work, by Glynn Young, foreword by Scott Edward Anderson
“This book is elemental.”