Tourist Trap 6: Henriksen & Shimoda

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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Tourist Trap, NYC is produced by Eye For An Iris Press and Coldfront. Email for more information.

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Matthew Henriksen is the author of Ordinary Sun (Black Ocean, 2011) and edits the online poetry magazine Typo and lives in the Arkansas Ozarks.


Along with The Girl Without Arms (Black Ocean, 2011), Brandon Shimoda is the author of O Bon (Litmus Press, 2011)The Alps (Flim Forum, 2008), and other solo and collaborative books of various sizes and shapes. He was born in Southern California.