Tourist Trap, NYC is a web video series that follows touring poets to some of New York’s top tourist destinations, as well as lesser known bars, reading venues and unheralded back streets. Each episode features one or two poets as they explore the city and discuss their work, how urban landscapes influence their writing, the history or importance of landmark they’ve chosen to visit, as well as anything they might deem relevant along the way. Each episode culminates with a short reading at their destination of choice.
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Christopher Salerno’s books include Minimum Heroic (Mississippi Review Poetry Series, 2010), and Whirligig (Spuyten Duyvil Publishing House, 2006). A chapbook, ATM is available from Horse Less Press. New or recent poems can be found in Boston Review, Denver Quarterly, Colorado Review, Jubilat, Jacket, American Letters and Commentary, Laurel Review, and others. He is currently an Assistant Professor of English at William Paterson University in New Jersey, and is managing editor of a new journal, Map Literary. He lives in Bridgewater, NJ and Cary, NC.
Next Episode: Sommer Browning. Stay tuned!
Watch previous episodes here.