Since 2009, New York Times journalist and poet Alan Feuer has collected, curated, and shaped craigslist Missed Connections ads into featured poetry collections for the paper. These fresh and oh-so cheeky “found poem” compositions evoke romantic perspectives in otherwise mundane circumstances. For instance, whoever imagined a timeless meet-cute at a port-o-potty? Knock Knock combed through Alan’s NYT “Poetic Connections” section and transformed his work into a sweet, funny, and curious collection: I Hope You Find Me: The Love Poems of craiglist’s Missed Connections.
Today’s Take Your Poet to Work Day! Between the Stacks
We broke out the markers and crayons for Take Your Poet to Work Day. Look at our decorated poets: We’re also digging our assistant editor Rebecca’s Emily Dickinson, who’s both a Goth and a fan of The Cure. Want your own workplace poet? Print them out here. So, who is your favorite poet? Tell us in a comment below!