Thursday, May 4, 2017

“Water Street" by Lawrence Joseph

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May 4, 2017

Water Street

Lawrence Joseph

About This Poem


"'Water Street' is Water Street in lower Manhattan, near Brooklyn Bridge, its time, 'remembered time,' is the early 1990s. Hart Crane's 'The Bridge' is, of course, very much in mind."
—Lawrence Joseph


Lawrence Joseph is the author of So Where Are We?, forthcoming in August 2017 from Farrar, Straus and Giroux. He is the Tinnelly Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law and lives in New York City.


Photo credit: Dorothy Alexander


Poetry by Joseph


So Where Are We?

(Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017)

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