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, discuss their work, how urban landscapes influence their writing, the history or importance of landmark they’ve chosen to visit, as well as any conversations they might deem relevant along the way. Each episode culminates with a short reading at their destination of choice.
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Kate Greenstreet’s The Last 4 Things (Ahsahta Press, 2009) comes with a DVD containing two short films based on the two sections of the book. Ahsahta published her case sensitive in 2006. Her fifth chapbook, CALLED, will be published by Delete Press this spring. Recent work can be found in Chicago Review, Boston Review, Volt, Fence, Cannibal and other journals. Some of her video poems can be seen here.
Learn more about Walter De Maria’s New York Earth Room here. From the Dia Art Foundation Web site: “The New York Earth Room, 1977, is the third Earth Room sculpture executed by the artist, the first being in Munich, Germany in 1968. The second was installed at the Hessisches Landesmuseum in Darmstadt, Germany in 1974. The first two works no longer exist.
The New York Earth Room has been on long-term view to the public since 1980. This work was commissioned and is maintained by Dia Art Foundation.”
Next Episode: Christopher Salerno. Stay tuned!
Watch previous episodes here.