Letters From the Editor

11 September 2002

A photograph of Manhattan taken this morning from Brooklyn and part of a poem by Frank O’Hara, written in 1964.

Manhattan, as seen from Brooklyn
6:45 am, 11 September 2002

where does the evil of the year go
when September takes New York
and turns it into ozone stalagmites
deposits of light
so i get back up
make coffee, and read Francois Villon, his life, so dark
New York seems blinding and my tie is blowing up the street
I wish it would blow off
through it is cold and somewhat warms my neck

– from ‘Poem,’ from Frank O’Hara’s Lunch Poems


Rosecrans Baldwin co-founded TMN with publisher Andrew Womack in 1999. He is the author of three books, including his latest novel The Last Kid Left (NPR’s Best Books of the Year). His nonfiction appears in a variety of magazines, mostly GQ. More information can be found at rosecransbaldwin.com. More by Rosecrans Baldwin

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