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Poetry In New York City Bryant Park


Blog Posted:8/22/2012 1:47:00 PM
Poetry Plein Aire  I am a busy New Yorker. I  barely have time to eat lunch at my desk, never mind take a formal lunch hour out of the office. But today, the weather was too enticing. So, I propelled myself out of my office building, and onto the pavement. Bryant Park  is a short 2 city two blocks away from my office . The massive New York Public Library fronts the urban garden.  Not two minutes into my stroll, a gentleman, who was seated on the great garden perimeter , asked me if I would like to hear some poetry. How ironic..I was stunned by the coincidence that I was lead to hear poetry during  my stolen moments from a poet. His name is Garrett Buhl Robinson. He has spent 20 years writing about dance, the ballet, dancers, choreography, the  passion of the craft . He read  several pages of his recent work, Martha, to me. His fervor was contagious! He has other published work ..full length chap books about unrequitted love, and a coming of age  jouney made  by rail,offered the form of poetic correspondence. His work is available on Amazon or you can see his blog on line  , www.garrettbuhlrobinson.blogspot.com. I invited him to join us at  the Soup. He also said that their are many poets in the park reading for the public. I suggested that we organize an event! An Evening of Poetry in the Park!
I love this little town!
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  1. Date: 10/17/2012 9:40:00 AM
    Thank you Brenda. I could not be more thrilled to hear you enjoyed my poetry. I am also happy to be a new member of your community on Poetry Soup. Every opportunity we have to share the poetry of our lives is a wondrous gift.

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  1. Date: 8/23/2012 2:20:00 PM
    Thanks Brenda, cool site! jimbo

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 9:36:00 PM
    I'll visit his page, Brenda. A lovely story, indeed. Ruben.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Serendipity. I've never been to New York... Glad to hear all the stories aren't true. Sounds like it was a lovely lunch.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 6:32:00 PM
    a very nice idea/..pd

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 5:28:00 PM
    So I guess that not everything we hear about New Yorkers is true. What a wonderful break from work.

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 4:37:00 PM
    HOw lovely, that was quite an experience you had!

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 3:36:00 PM
    Thank you for sharing this glimpse of your city. I love reading about other people and how they experience their environment. Love, Suzette

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  1. Date: 8/22/2012 3:29:00 PM
    Wonderful blog that warms my NY Soul. As a fellow NEW YORKER I to enjoy the above mentioned places. My wife and I live a bout 20min outside the City and love shooting down there to walk central park or Madison ave or columbus circle for examples. Thanks for the smile. Michael

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